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Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice during Question Hour

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Last updated on: November 24, 2009 13:26 IST
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Rajya Sabha was adjourned thrice during Question Hour over separate issues, including the Liberhan Report and the alleged multi-crore scam involving former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda.

The House for adjouned till 2 pm after the Liberhan Report, which probed the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, was tabled in the Parliament at 12 noon on Tuesday. Soon, members of the House broke into argument and the Speaker was adjourned the House.

Earlier, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 10 minutes soon after it met for the day when Ali Anwar (Janata Dal-United) created a ruckus over alleged leakage of the Ranganath Misra Committee report on reservation to Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims.

Anwar said the report has been published in a newspaper and sought Government's response.

Chairman Hamid Ansari said he could raise the issue during zero hour but the Question Hour should not be disrupted.

As the member did not relent, Ansari adjourned the House for 10 minutes and called leaders of all parties to his chamber for discussion.

When the House reassembled, M Venkaiah Naidu of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of a "massive fraud and scam" in Jharkhand saying the man in the dock, Koda, was propelled by the Congress to the chair of the chief minister of the state.

"The person (Koda) needs to be put behind the bars immediately and the issue discussed in the House," he said.

Naidu also said the Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition was "leaked" to divert attention from the Jharkhand scam. His comment was vociferously countered by ruling benches, prompting BJP members to raise slogans.

In the din, Ansari said, "I am afraid that members are not willing to abide by the agreement made" and adjourned the House till 12 noon -- the second adjournment during the pre-lunch sitting.

External link: The Liberhan Commission report

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