Parliament adjourned for fourth day over coal block allocation issue(Update/Parliament)

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:32 hrs

Proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament were stalled for the fourth day on Friday over the coal block allocation row.

After the Lower House reassembled at noon, opposition members rushed into the Well raising slogans in support of their demands.

Members of the Biju Janata Dal, who had earlier staged protests outside Parliament over a demand for a financial package and a special category status for Odisha, also trooped into the Well of the House.

Left parties also trooped into the Well demanding a CBI enquiry into the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam in West Bengal. They too had protested outside Parliament and demanded the arrest of all those involved in the scam.

Congress members from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh indulged in sloganeering over a demand for a separate state.

When the uproar continued, the House was adjourned for the day. Earlier, the House was adjourned for one hour till noon. It will now reconvene on Monday.

Meanwhile, proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after witnessing noisy scenes and two disruptions.

When the House reassembled at noon, BJP members again trooped into the Well, demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal blocks allocation issue.

Samajwadi Party members also rushed into the Well of the Rajya Sabha, protesting against the frisking of senior party leader and Uttar pradesh Minister Azam Khan at Boston Airport in the United States.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari and subsequently Deputy Chairman Professor P.J. Kurien had to adjourn proceedings. (ANI)

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