Uproar in Parliament over Dantewada massacre

Uproar in Parliament over Dantewada massacre

TV grab shows Opposition Members disrupt the proceedings in Lok Sabha over the recent Dantewada Maoist attack on Thursday. PTI

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed stormy scenes soon after they re-assembled for the second part of the Budget Session with members from the Opposition, including BJP, Left, SP and BSP raising the issue.

Several opposition members had given notices for suspension of Question Hour and demanded immediate discussion on the issue.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan made an identical statement in the Rajya Sabha telling the members that they could seek clarifications and have a discussion after Chidambaram's statement.

The Opposition members were not satisfied and wanted the matter to be taken up immediately, suspending the Question Hour. This was not agreeable to the government. In the din, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till noon.

In Rajya Sabha, Chavan requested the members to allow the Question Hour to proceed. As members were unrelenting, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the proceedings.

Earlier, the Speaker made obituary reference to Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in an air crash in Russia recently as also three former members -- Shivsharan Verma, P Rajarethinam and Sunderwati Nawal Prabhakar.

The House condemned the dastardly attack by the Maoists on CRPF personnel at Dantewada on April 6 and on security personnel in Koraput in Orissa on April 4.

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