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Uproar in LS over corruption charges against Virbhadra

August 07, 2009 15:19 IST

On the last day of the Budget Session, the National Democratic Alliance today created uproar in the Lok Sabha over the issue of alleged corruption involving Union Minister Virbhadra Singh and Scheduled Caste Commission Chairman Buta Singh and demanded action against them.

The members of the BJP-led alliance wanted to raise the matter during the Zero Hour, with Deputy Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj saying a notice had been given for the same.

Speaker Meira Kumar disallowed them, leading to an uproar. The NDA members, who were targeting Virbhadra Singh and Buta Singh, chanted slogans saying government is trying to protect its "corrupt" ministers and said "corrupt" government will not be allowed to run.

Virbhadra Singh, former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, has been accused of graft and a case was filed against him and his wife on Tuesday.

Buta Singh was targeted as his son Sarabjyot has been arrested in a bribe case a week ago.

The uproar was intermittent as the NDA allowed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP member Bishnupad Ray to raise Special Mention issues by suspending their slogan-shouting. However, after Yadav and Ray were through with their matters, the uproar increased forcing the Chair to adjourn the House for 90 minutes till 2 pm.

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