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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MONSOON SESSION: Uproar over corruption, Lokpal; Parl adjourns till noon!


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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 23, 2011.

Vice President Hamid Ansari conducts the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. File photo
Vice President Hamid Ansari conducts the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. File photo - PTI>

Anna Hazare’s fast on the issue of Lokpal cast its shadow on Parliament today with both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessing opposition uproar over widespread corruption as revealed by several scams.
As soon as the two Houses met, BJP members pressed for suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the serious situation caused by lakhs of people in the country coming out on the streets to protest against corruption.
Amid noisy scenes, both the Houses were adjourned till noon.
In the Lok Sabha, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said she has given notice for suspension of Question Hour, claiming that the government cannot wash its hands off the protests which were culmination of “corruption resorted to by the government“.
“Scams after scams are being revealed ... the Adarsh society followed by 2G, CWG, Air India and now the KG Basin.


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