The issue of reported bugging and phone tapping of Cabinet ministers, including Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, led to uproar in Rajya Sabha for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with the Opposition forcing two adjournments during Question Hour.
Congress MPs insisted on a probe into the matter even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tried to pacify them, saying Home Minister Rajnath Singh has already clarified that there was no truth in such reports.
As soon as the House met for the day, members from Congress, SP and some other opposition parties raised the matter. Insisting that notices were given for discussion on the issue, Deputy Leader of Congress in the Upper House Anand Sharma demanded discussion and probe into the matter. Naresh Agrawal of the SP supported Sharma’s demand, while members from treasury benches kept pressing for going ahead with the Question Hour.