Leading the Opposition protests, Congress members forced three adjournments in the pre-lunch session making both Question Hour and Zero Hour a casualty, even as Leader of the House Arun Jaitley offered an immediate discussion and said Swaraj could make a statement on the issue.

"Please start a discussion immediately. You don't want a discussion.... You don't have to press your case for a discussion. I am making an offer and would suggest ... if they want to start a discussion, then start it immediately. If they want a statement from the External Affairs Minister, we are ready for it. Sushma Swaraj will make a statement within five minutes," Jaitley said.

However, his pleadings went unheeded and Congress members continued to create an uproar, as Chairman Hamid Ansari urged the members to allow the Question Hour to function. Amid the uproar, Ansari was forced to adjourn the House till 2 PM.

As soon as the House assembled in the morning, Congress members were on their feet targetting the government on the matter and raising questions over its 'probity'.

Raising the matter soon after the obituary references, Anand Sharma (Cong) demanded a reply from the Prime Minister.

He asked why the External Affairs Minister requested British government to issue travel documents to Lalit Modi within in two and half months of NDA coming to power.

Sharma also raised the issue of affidavit signed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje favouring Lalit Modi.

Amid objections from the treasury benches to his remarks, Congress members trooped into the Well of the House and raising slogans for her removal.

Sharma also questioned the 'humanitarian grounds' on which Britain was requested to issue the travel documents to Lalit Modi, alleging that the former IPL chief was travelling around the world as if "on a pleasure trip and as a tourist".

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