BJP uproar adjourns Parliament again

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 09, 2011 08:44 hrs

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IBNS) Demand for ouster of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and attack on Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken over the CAG report on the Commonwealth Games preparation and Suresh Kalmadi's choice to head the Games saw the adjournment of both houses of Parliament again on Tuesday, though the Rajya Sabha later resumed business.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to attack the ruling Congress over the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the Games´ Organising Committee (OC) as the chairman by the PMO (Prime Minister´s Office) and slam Maken for claiming that the now jailed Kalmadi was chosen during the regime of the previous BJP led NDA regime.

"A nervous PMO got our friend Maken to get a hurried statement. It conceals much more," BJP leader Arun Jaitley said in Parliament.

BJP said Maken only misled the House by passing the buck on the NDA.

Both houses of Parliament were adjourned on Monday also following the BJP ruckus on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit demanding her resignation over the CAG report on the Commonwealth Games which faulted her for overspending.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) also had moved privilege notices in both Houses of the Parliament against Ajay Maken who had earlier said that Suresh Kalmadi was chosen as the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee (OC) chief during NDA regime.

The Congress continued to say that the CAG report would go to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as per constitutional propriety and procedure.

But the BJP was virulent in its attack.

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