In the ruckus, BJP’s Prahlad Joshi spoke on his privilege motion against Vadra though his voice was mostly inaudible.
The government upped its ante by firing yet another salvo at the Congress, accusing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of receiving bribe in the garb of unsecured loan.
While the Opposition stuck to its demand for the resignation of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the Government rejected it and countered in the Lok Sabha by raking up a Facebook post of Vadra and seeking action against him for demeaning MPs.
A day after the Congress and the NCP boycotted the business advisory committee in Lok Sabha, opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha did not attend a meeting convened by leader of the House Arun Jaitley to find a way out of the frequent disruptions.
The agitators later tried to march to parliament to register their protest but were stopped at a police barricade nearby.
Speaking on India Today TV program To The Point with Karan Thapar, Yechury said allegations against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan are of serious nature and that they must step aside so that a fair and independent probe is carried out.
With the House completely dysfunctional, Kurien adjourned the House till noon.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi speaks to mediapersons.
Mr Azad said, if the ruling party is thinking that the Congress would sit silently on the Lalit Modi issue and Vyapam scam then it is their mistake.
Robert Vadra’s post on Facebook Page says, “Parliament begins and so do their petty diversion political tactics…”
Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed turmoil for the second day as the Congress and other opposition parties joined hands to target the government, which hit back aggressively – both in parliament and outside.
As opposition Congress, TRS and Left members refused to budge, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till noon, minutes after the Question Hour was taken up. The party is trying to get its act together not only to frustrate the Opposition but to also assure its allies that the charges against the Chief Ministers are baseless. “This is against the law”, Rahul told the media on Thursday afternoon.
The Opposition maintained that there is no possibility of discussions until the PM demands the resignations of the leaders involved.