The decision to postpone the protest came shortly after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's tweet in which she has accused a Congress leader of seeking diplomatic passport for a person accused in the coal scam.  

The party also moved an adjournment motion on the Lalit Modi issue in the Lok Sabha. The motion was moved by Congress leader of the house Mallikarjun Kharge and senior leader Veerappa Moily.

Asked to comment on the issue, Rahul Gandhi told reporters before entering the parliament that he would speak in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding the resignations of Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over their links with Lalit Modi.

"A senior Congress leader was pressing me hard to give diplomatic passport to Coal Scam accused Santosh Bagrodia. I will disclose name of the leader on the floor of the House," Swaraj tweeted.

Bagrodia, who is a former minister of state for Coal, was yesterday summoned as accused by a Special Court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Maharashtra's Bander coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd.

Swaraj is facing ire of the opposition led by Congress which is demanding her resignation for helping controversial former IPL Chief Lalit Modi get travel documents.

The Congress yesterday disrupted Rajya Sabha over the issue on the opening day of the Monsoon Session. It rejected the government offer of a statement by Swaraj and a debate, saying she must resign first.

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