With normal functioning disrupted, the notices for no-confidence motion could not be taken up in the Lok Sabha for the third day. However, the Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) and Demands for Grants (Railways) were passed amid din in the Lok Sabha. (Agencies)
Like the previous three days, trouble started in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as soon as they met for the day. Due to the slogan-shouting, Lok Sabha was adjourned twice and Rajya Sabha thrice before final adjournment.
In the Lok Sabha, members of Seemandhra, including YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, were on their feet protesting creation of Telangana and demanded a united Andhra Pradesh.
Placard-carrying JD(U) members stormed into the Well seeking "apology" from Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for writing an "insulting" letter to Bihar government over Naxal issue.
The strong missive from Shinde, who rapped the state government for its "failure" in controlling Maoist activities, has apparently not gone down well with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was of late warming up to Congress after breaking away from NDA.
Some JD(U) members were also heard saying that the Home Minister should be sacked. Shinde, in his letter, had said the situation in the state has become alarming and there is complete breakdown in coordination between the state police and Central forces.
BSP members displayed newspaper reports to raise the issue of death of around 40 children in Muzaffarnagar relief camps in Uttar Pradesh and came to the Well demanding action. They even demanded dismissal of Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh Government in the Upper House.
TDP members protested against Telangana, while SP members demanded bringing 17 Backward Castes in SC category. DMK members protested the arrest of fishermen in Sri
Lanka, while TMC members held placards demanding that Delhi Police arrest Justice (retd) A K Ganguly, accused of harassing a woman law intern.
In the Lower House, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (RJD) shouted slogans against "dictatorship" of UPSC and pressed for use of Hindi.
The Lok Sabha could not take up the notices for no-confidence motion when the House reassembled at noon due to uproar over host of issues.
Members continued to protest despite Speaker Meria Kumar's repeated efforts to pacify them. She asked agitating members to maintain order in the House to take count of members who are supporting the notice for no-confidence.
As per the rules, 50 members have to support a demand for moving a no-confidence motion to be taken up. However, the members continued to protest. The Speaker then adjourned the House till tomorrow.
With normal functioning disrupted, the notices for no-confidence motion could not be taken up in the Lok Sabha for the third day. However, the Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) and Demands for Grants (Railways) were passed amid din in the Lok Sabha.