Proceedings in both Houses of Parliament disrupted over CBI-WB govt standoff

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament were disrupted for the second day today over CBI action against Kolkata Police Commissioner in connection with Sarada chit fund scams.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM and Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. Earlier, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2PM.

When the Lok Sabha met at noon after its first adjournment, the members from TMC, TDP, SP and other parties continued their protest over the CBI issue. Congress members were also in the well demanding JPC probe into Rafale aircraft deal.

Amidst pandemonium, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till 2 PM.

Earlier in the morning, minutes after the House met for the day, TMC-led Opposition created uproar over CBI action forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House till noon.

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed similar scenes with TMC-led Opposition forcing its adjournment. As the Upper House met this morning, TMC MP Derek O’Brien tried to rake up the issue but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu refused permission, prompting members from TMC, Congress, Samajwadi Party, TDP and other parties to begin protests in the well.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel countered the protesting members and said the CBI was prevented from pursuing its probe into chit fund scams. He said the detention of CBI officers,  performing their official duties was unconstitutional.

Mr Goel appealed for order in the House, saying it has to take up Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address and discussion on the Union Budget. As noisy scenes continued, the Chairman adjourned the House till 2 O’clock and later for the day.

Earlier, the House congratulated its former members, Pranab Mukherjee and Nanaji Desmukh conferred with Bharat Ratna and Kuldip Nayyar, Hukumdev Narayan Yadav and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa with Padma Bhushan.

The Hindu

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