Parliament adjourned till noon

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were again disrupted Monday, losing the crucial question hour, as opposition members created a ruckus over the contentious issue of coal blocks allocation.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned minutes after the day’s proceedings began at 11 a.m. as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members advanced to the speaker’s podium demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the issue.

Speaker Meira Kumar’s efforts to calm BJP members proved futile and she adjourned the house till 12 noon.

The speaker is holding an all-party meeting to break the logjam.

Disruptive scenes were witnessed in the Raya Sabha too, where BJP members shouted slogans against the prime minister.

In the midst of the pandemonium, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the house till noon.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath appealed to the opposition to allow the house to function.

Both the houses have seen repeated disruptions by opposition parties over the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it will not let parliament function till Manmohan Singh resigns over the alleged involvement of his office in the irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks and 2G spectrum.

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