New Delhi: In what can be termed
as repeat of yesterday's show in both houses of the parliament, Rajya Sabha
today was adjourned thrice after LJP
leader Ram Vilas Paswan along with RJD members entered the well to
raise the issue of CBI clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
Their contention is that the CBI has
given clean chit to Narendra Modi in return to the BJP's support for
the nuclear liability bill.
When the House met
after lunch, Paswan along with RJD members Ram Kripal Yadav and
Rajniti Prasad stood up and sought to raise the matter.
P J Kurien, who was in the Chair, asked them to quote the rule under
which they wanted to speak.
He did not permit Paswan to raise the
issue observing that Zero Hour was over.
Paswan, however, kept insisting that he was not allowed to raise the
matter during Zero Hour.
Soon afterwards, the three MPs entered the
well, sat on dharna and raised slogans saying there was a deal
between government and the BJP.
Minister for Housing and Urban
Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja and Congress member Jesudasu Seelam
tried to calm the agitating members, even as BJP members entered
into a verbal duel with the treasury benches.
Kurien asked Paswan to give a fresh notice. But, he and the RJD
members were unrelenting.
Home Minister P Chidambaram tried to intervene but Kurien asked him
not to do so. The House was then adjourned for 10 minutes.
When Kurien returned, he again adjourned the House for another 10
minutes, and then finally for the third time till 3 PM.
Today's ruckus in the upper house of
the Indian Parliament is the repeat of yesterday's show by the
opposition minus BJP. Left parties and other opposition yesterday claimed BJP extended its support
to the contentious nuclear liability bill in return for a CBI clean
chit to Modi in the Sohrabuddin case.
Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan and Samajwadi Party
leader Mulayam Singh too voiced similar views.
However both, the Congress party and BJP, refuted such claims by the
rest of the opposition parties.
senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said that other opposition parties as
opportunistic to suit their own needs keeping national interest on