Congress-BJP deal rocks Parliament

Congress-BJP deal rocks Parliament

Congress-BJP deal rocks Parliament

The Bill was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday. While the BSP members in the Rajya Sabha demanded the BJP government’s resignation over illegal mining in Karnataka, the RJD, LJP and the Left parties stalled proceedings in both Houses alleging a Congress-BJP deal in return of CBI’s clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a fake encounter case.

The Rajya Sabha which was adjourned for the day and the Lok Sabha twice till 2 pm and then for the day, were rocked as the BSP members stormed the well shouting slogans like “stop the looting through illegal mining” and demanding the dismissal of the Karnataka government over alleged illegal mining.  It was apparently a retaliation by the BSP, which was at the receiving end for the last two days by the BJP and others over firing on farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

In the Lok Sabha, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav led members of their parties into the well waving newspapers which carried reports of Modi being given a clean chit in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

The Left members in the Rajya Sabha, supported by the RJD and LJP, created uproar over reports of a clean chit to Modi allegedly in return of the BJP support for the crucial Nuclear Liability Bill. The RJD and BSP members along with LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan stormed the well.

In the din, the report of the Parliamentary committee looking into the controversial NLB was tabled in both Houses. The report on the Bill — crucial for operationalisation of India’s civil nuclear deals with various countries — was tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Committee Chairman T Subbirami Reddy and in the Lok Sabha by a member Pradeep Tamta.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, the BSP members trooped into the well waving placards demanding dismissal of the BJP-led government in Karnataka, while Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Prasad waved copies of a newspaper carrying reports relating to the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The House was adjourned till noon.
Paswan and the RJD members later staged a dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament House complex, protesting the clean chit to Modi allegedly as part of the Congress-BJP deal.

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