New Delhi: The NDA on Monday gave separate privilege notices in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha against Sports Minister Ajay Maken's statement on the Commonwealth Games.

Maken, in a suo motu statement on the CWG, had put the blame on the BJP-led opposition for appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as CWG Organising Committee chief.

The decision to move the notices was taken by NDA leaders at a meeting chaired by senior BJP leader L K Advani. The NDA decided in case their notice was rejected, they would not allow the two Houses to function. The NDA is seeking a debate on the matter, after suspension of question hour.

While Yashwant Sinha would move the privilege notice in the Lok Sabha, S S Ahluwalia would move the notice in the Rajya Sabha.

With CAG report stating that Kalmadi was appointed CWG Organising Committee chief based on a PMO recommendation, Maken had said on Friday that he was elected to the post by the IOA as per the Host City Contract approved by the NDA regime and "there was no scope for any change".

Maken had also rejected a suggestion that the decision to appoint Kalmadi as OC chairman facilitated the conversion of the originally envisaged government-run OC into a body outside government control.

In a statement, Maken had said that as per the Host City Contract signed on November 13, 2003 by the IOA, Delhi's Lt Governor and the then Sports Secretary, it was the Commonwealth Games Association - IOA in case of India – which was to establish the OC to organise the Games.

"The Cabinet of the NDA government, in a decision taken on September 11, 2003, had also agreed to underwrite any shortfall between revenue and expenditure of OC," the statement said.

House adjourned over CAG report

Meanwhile, the Parliament was adjourned for an hour following uproar by members over CAG reports on alleged irregularities in the conduct of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and adverse observations against the functioning of the Uttar Pradesh government.

As the Lok Sabha met for the day, SP members trooped into the well raising slogans against the Mayawati government and waving newspaper reports on CAG findings.

With Speaker Meira Kumar taking up the Question Hour, NDA members began shouting slogans against the Delhi Government and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit contending that the CAG had indicted her in the CWG issue.

Kumar continued with the Question Hour as members of the BJP, Shiv Sena and SP raised slogans in the well.

BSP members were seen shouting slogans and countering the SP member.

The Speaker told BJP member Varun Gandhi to ask a supplementary. As Gandhi stood up to ask his question, BJP member Bijoya Chakraborty signalled him against doing so.  As the ruckus continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings till noon.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha where the BJP members trooped into the well soon after it met for the day.

When Chairman Hamid Ansari took up the Question Hour, BJP members shouted slogans seeking Dikshit's removal.
"If everyone is speaking at the same time, I cannot hear anything," he said.

As the BJP members trooped into the well, ruling party members made a strong demand that the Question Hour be taken up but their voice was drowned in the opposition uproar.

(Agencies)