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MPs don’t deserve 1 paise of public money: Somnath

An angry Somnath Chatterjee lashed out on members of several parties who stormed the Well of Lok Sabha and disrupted Question Hour.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2009 12:30:04 pm

“You do not deserve one paisa of public money,” an angry Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said as members of several political parties stormed the Well of Lok Sabha raising a spate of issues and disrupted Question Hour.

So annoyed was the Speaker with the behaviour of some members,he said that he believed Parliament should be adjourned sine die.

“I think Parliament should be adjourned sine die … public money should not be spent on useless allowances for you,” he said as some members of the BSP,BJP,TDP,RPI,PMK and MDMK stormed the Well and raised slogans against the government on several issues.

BSP criticised the UPA government for “being anti-Dalit” as it had “ignored” the backward classes in a new draft legislation on universities introduced in the House.

BJP members joined them on the same issue,while members of PMK and MDMK trooped into the Well demanding that the government make efforts to “stop war” in Sri Lanka.

TDP members were also seen raising the Satyam issue. Angered by the members’ behaviour,Chatterjee said “you are behaving in the most condemnable manner. I express my greatest annoyance and condemnation.”

The Speaker said he hoped that the people of the country will give a “fit verdict” in the coming elections.

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