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Opp creates ruckus in Lok Sabha

By The Assam Tribune

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm today after the Opposition members created a ruckus in the House, with the AIADMK members demanding action against former Home Minister P Chidambaram's son over corruption charges.

The Congress members, however, were demanding in the House that a privilege motion be moved against Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Earlier, the Lower House witnessed two brief adjournments during Question Hour.

When the House reassembled at 12 noon, the AIADMK members continued their protest demanding action against Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram over the recent IT and ED raids, which allegedly revealed that he has built a massive empire through investments across the world.

Meanwhile, the Congress members sought to know from the Speaker about the status of their notices of privilege motion against Irani.

Amid the din, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan laid the papers on the table of the House.

"I have received the notices but those are under my consideration," Mahajan said.

As the Congress members didn't relent, Mahajan adjourned the house till 2 pm.

Earlier in the morning, soon after the House met, the AIADMK members trooped near the Speaker's podium holding newspapers reports. They were raising slogans like "we want justice".

Mahajan adjourned the house till 11.15 am.

When the House reassembled at noon, AIADMK members again trooped near the Speaker's podium shouting slogans. AIADMK members levelled corruption charges against the former minister's son citing revelations made by some media report.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu urged the members to raise the issue after giving proper notice. "The issue being raised here is very important. But please go to your seats. Give a notice. Government has no problem to discuss the issue," he said.

The Speaker also requested the members to let the House function.

Amid the din, the Speaker tried to conduct the Question Hour but the AIADMK members were not relenting. She then again adjourned the House till 12 noon.

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