The BJP and other Opposition MPs stalled the proceedings in the Parliament demanding dismissal of Communications and IT Minister A Raja, who allegedly sold 2G spectrum in 2008 at lower prices than the market rates.
The scam is said to have caused a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore (Rs.1.76 trillion/approx $40 billion) to the government.
The tumult came after the Comptroller and Auditor General report, which is believed to have indicted Raja, was submitted to the government.
To add to the heat, AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa said that she understood the compulsions of coalition politics - Raja is from the DMK, a key ally of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) -- and would back the Manmohan Singh government.
The Congress, however, rejected her offer and said it was for ally DMK to take a call on Raja's continuation in the cabinet.
Text: Sify News Desk
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