Parliament adjourned till noon - yet againBy IANS
Friday, December 10, 2010
NEW DELHI - Both houses of parliament were adjourned till noon for the 21st successive day Friday as the opposition noisily persisted with its demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum allotment of 2008.
The Lok Sabha began proceedings with obituaries for two former members. But, as soon as that was over, MPs belonging to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Left and other opposition parties rushed towards the speaker’s podium and raised slogans demanding the JPC.
Some other members stood at their positions carrying placards reading, “We want justice” and “We want JPC”. As the protests continued, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the lower house till 12 noon.
Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, where opposition members raised slogans demanding the JPC. Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the house till 12 noon.
Very little legislative business has been transacted during the winter session, which began Nov 9, due to adjournments following opposition protests.