Chidambaram heckled in Lok Sabha

New Delhi : Opposition MPs Tuesday heckled Home Minister P. Chidambaram to prevent him from speaking in the Lok Sabha, part of the move to boycott the former finance minister in parliament for his alleged complicity in the 2G spectrum allotment case.

Led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MPs rose from their seats and booed Chidambaram when he began replying to a question by Congress’ Meenakshi Natarajan on human trafficking.

There was noisy protests and slogans whenever the home minister stood up to answer questions on issues like human trafficking and the present status of setting up of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) and the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Though barely audible, the home minister appeared unfazed and continued with his reply.

Demanding Chidambaram’s resignation for his alleged role in irregularities in allotment of the 2G telecom spectrum when he was the finance minister, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members had decided to boycott the home minister at the start of the winter session that began Nov 22.

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