Amid protests, parliament adjourned

New Delhi : The winter session of parliament began on a stormy note Tuesday as both houses were adjourned for the day, with the Lok Sabha enveloped by protests and bedlam.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned to mourn the death of two members, Ram Dayal Munda and Silvious Condapen.

The Lok Sabha witnessed protests against Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum scandal, leading first to adjournment till noon and then, as the din continued, for the entire day.

Newly elected member from Hissar, Kuldeep Bishnoi, was first sworn in.

But as soon as question hour began, opposition members raised slogans against Chidambaram. Though he replied to a question from Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, it was lost in the noise.

As the slogan shouting continued, Speaker Meira Kumar announced the first adjournment.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition has pledged to boycott Chidambaram for his alleged role in the spectrum scandal.

The Lok Sabha also paid tributes to six former MPs who died recently.

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