New Delhi: Yet another day of Parliament was lost on Wednesday to pandemonium over Tuesday's police action on BJP youth wing workers protesting against corruption here, with BJP demanding resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram.

BJP blamed Chidambaram for ordering police lathicharge on its youth wing workers here and its members created uproar in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, disrupting proceedings from the time the Houses met for the day.

Senior BJP leader L K Advani met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to complain that the police action against the youth wing workers might have been ordered by Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Leaders of Opposition in the two Houses Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley demanded Chidambaram's resignation as they alleged that the "corrupt" government was resorting to "brutality" as it did not like anyone to protest against corruption.

In Parliament, both the Houses were adjourned for an hour because of the uproar when they met for the day at 11 AM. Similar situation persisted, forcing the Chair in the Rajya Sabha to adjourn the House till tomorrow while the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM before being adjourned for the day.

In the Rajya Sabha, BJP members trooped into the Well shouting slogans, 'lathi-goli ki sarkar, nahin chalegi' (government wielding lathis and firing bullets will not be tolerated).

Demanding Chidambaram's resignation, they displayed large-sized photographs of wounded workers as also the banners against the government.

As the BJP members were protesting in the well, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and AIADMK stood up in support. Congress members countered and demanded that the Question Hour be taken up.

In the din, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House till noon.

When the House met again, it was action replay. Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan pleaded for order even as BJP kept raising slogans.

Amid pandemonium, Khan asked ministers to lay papers and called for resumption of the short duration discussion on Sports Minister Ajay Maken's statement on Commonwealth Games which remained inconclusive yesterday.

This could not happen because of ruckus and he adjourned the House for the day.

The Lok Sabha witnessed two adjournments in the pre-lunch sitting on the two issues and the Chair finally called it a day when it re-assembled at 2 PM.

Every time the House met, Opposition members, including those from BJP, Shiv Sena and SP trooped into the Well protesting the police action in Delhi as also firing on farmers in Pune on Tuesday in which three lives were lost.

BJP members were seen holding photos of BJP youth wing activists hurt in police action here on Tuesday.

Members also carried placards calling for "dismissal of Maharashtra government" for the police firing on farmers.

With the opposition not ready to relent, Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda adjourned the House at 2 PM for the day.

Cong discusses stalling of Parliament

Concerned over disruptions by the opposition in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held a strategy meeting with his senior colleagues in an apparent move to get the monsoon session back on track.

Meeting in the absence of party chief Sonia Gandhi, the Congress Core Group held consultations at a time when Parliament has been stalled over various issues raised by the Opposition, including the CAG report on alleged irregularities in conduct of the Commonwealth Games.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony and Political Secretary to the Congress president Ahmed Patel were among those present at the meeting.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was also present at the meeting so also was his deputy Rajiv Shukla.

A section in the government as also Congress is wary of the moves of the Opposition, especially BJP, to stall Parliament repeatedly. Since the monsoon session started on August one, half of the time of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha has been lost due to disruptions over one issue or another.

With most of the official business pending, including passage of at least 30 bills, government's new strategy could be to ensure getting through as many legislations as possible even if the opposition fails to cooperate fully.

Bansal wanted the Opposition to take a leaf out of British Parliament. "Look at Westminster, how they plan to dispassionately discuss situation when 500 people have been arrested in the wake of rioting in some parts of Britain," Bansal said.

(Agencies)