AIADMK disrupts parliament, protests against Chidambaram and his son Karti
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]B[/dropcap]oth Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were disrupted by AIADMK members on Tuesday demanding action against former home minister P. Chidambaram and his son over corruption chargers. Here is an excellent post by Team PG on Black Money investigations
Against the former congress minister and his son, the protesting members shouted slogans in both the houses of parliament.
After Lok sabha met for the day, AIADMK members crowded near the speaker’s podium shouting “We want justice” and also waved the newspapers which claimed that Karti had invested in real estate across the world.
The session was adjourned twice in the first hour before noon in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
In the intervening time, Congress members wanted to know from Speaker Sumitra Mahajan the status of their notices of privilege movement against HRD Minister Smriti Irani.
The Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, stood up to raise the issue but was shouted down by AIADMK members.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu tried to pacify the Tamil Nadu MPs saying the issue could be raised later after giving proper notice.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]S[/dropcap]imilar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha too, where AIADMK members disrupted the proceedings by shouting slogans demanding action against the Chidambarams.
The house witnessed multiple adjournments before being adjourned for the day at 3.45 p.m. The Rajya Sabha could not conduct any meaningful business.
Slogans such as “Arrest Chidambaram and his son” and “Act against Chidambaram” echoed in the house as the chairman and deputy chairman tried to conduct the proceedings amid the din.
Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said: “This is a deliberate attempt on the part of the AIADMK so that we don’t discuss the privilege motion.”
The chair kept on asking the protesting members to take their seats as the motion of thanks on President Pranab Mukherjee’s speech needed to be taken up but there was no stopping the sloganeering.
“Please sit down. We are going to take up an important issue,” Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien pleaded.
“You are behaving in the most irresponsible way. Why do you disturb proceedings in the house? It is murder of democracy, I am telling you,” he added in frustration.
The agitated AIADMK members refused to pay heed, leading to the house being adjourned until Wednesday morning.
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