New Delhi:  With the storm over the coal block allocation issue refusing to subside, Parliament was paralysed for the tenth day on Tuesday as BJP remained unrelenting on its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

As just three days remained for the Monsoon Session to conclude, there was little hope of normalcy returning as the stalemate persisted in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the wake of the CAG report.

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon after the Opposition triggered ruckus on the issue. Members of the DMK, AIADMK, CPI and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) were in the Well raising the Sri Lanka issue.

DMK members were opposing the training of Sri Lankan armed forces at an airbase in India, while AIADMK and VCK members were protesting the planned visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Madhya Pradesh.

When the Lok Sabha reassembled, the only work transacted was the passage of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Bill 2012 without discussion by a voice vote amidst din.

While BJP members continued slogan-shouting in the Well, P C Chacko, who was in the Chair, ordered laying of papers.

After the papers were laid, Minister of State for Health S Gandhiselvan moved the NIMHANS Bill for consideration and passage. It was adopted by a voice vote amid thumping of desks by the members of the Treasury benches.

As soon as the Bill was passed, Chacko adjourned the House for the day.

Earlier when the House met for the day, there was ruckus triggered by the BJP over the coal issue and by members of DMK, AIADMK, CPI and VCK. They protested India's imparting of training to Sri Lankan forces.

Rajya Sabha too witnessed uproarious scenes soon after Chairman Hamid Ansari condoled the death of former member Bira Kesari Deo. It was first adjourned till noon and then till 2 PM.

The Rajya Sabha failed to transact any significant business amid uproar with Opposition BJP sticking to its demand for the Prime Minister's resignation.

When the House met for the day, it witnessed uproarious scenes soon after Chairman Hamid Ansari condoled the death of former member Bira Kesari Deo.

BJP members shouted anti-government slogans, while DMK members objected of training of Sri Lankan defence personnel in India.

Amid din, Ansari first stopped live telecast of the proceedings and thereafter adjourned the House till noon.

When it reassembled, similar scenes continued with BJP members coming to the Well shouting slogans like "Prime Minister Istifa do (Prime Minister should quit)", "Koyle ki dalali hai, Congress sarkar kali hai (brokerage of coal has turned Congress government black)" and "Beimano ki sarkar nahi chalegi (the government of the corrupt would not be allowed)".

This led to heated exchanges between them and Congress members, who countered by shouting "Pradhanmantri Zindabad (Hail the Prime Minister)".
Amid uproar, BJP member Om Prakash Mathur refused to ask the short notice question listed against his name, which prompted P J Kurien, who was in the chair, to ask Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to lay his answer.
He also directed laying of papers. But a report and a statement on the Committee on Empowerment of Women could not be tabled due to the absence of Vasanthi Stanley (DMK) and Ambeth Rajan (BSP) against whose names these were listed.
As unruly scenes continued, Kurien said, "You are in the well, we cannot pass important bills." He then adjourned the House till 2 PM.
When the Rajya Sabha re-assembled at 2 pm, similar scenes were witnessed.
Kurien urged members to allow the passage of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Amendment Bill, 2012.
"Stop shouting slogans to allow the bill to be passed," he said as Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad moved the motion for consideration of the bill. The motion was adopted by voice vote.
However, members from CPI-M objected to passing of the bill without discussion.
The members from BJP kept shouting slogans demanding the Prime Minister's resignation over the coal block allocation issue and finally trooped into the well forcing Kurien to adjourn the House till 4 pm.
Earlier minutes before the House commenced, Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy walked up to the Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and had a brief chat with him.
After adjournment of the House, Azad and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla went to Jaitley and apparently talked to him regarding the bill.


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