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Parliament deadlocked for third consecutive day

Parliament remained deadlocked for the third consecutive day on Thursday with main Opposition BJP unrelenting on its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over CAG report on coal block allocation.

PTI | AUGUST 23, 2012, 07:09 AM IST

It was the repeat of scenes in both the Lok Sabha and theRajya Sabha as witnessed during the last three days, with Opposition membersshouting slogans and storming the Well to press their demand, which has beenrejected by the government.

AIADMK members joined BJP in the demand in both the Houses.In Lok Sabha, a number of AIADMK members also joined them in the well.

Interestingly in the Rajya Sabha, JD-U member Sabir Ali,whose party has been favouring a debate on the issue instead of disruptions,also trooped into the Well with BJP members and shouted slogans.

He had yesterday told reporters outside Parliament that theissue should be discussed in Parliament as public money is involved in therunning of the House.

Other members of JD-U -- N K Singh and Shivanand Tiwari --remained seated when the BJP members raised slogans like "Yeh jo Congresske chehre pe laali hai, Koyale ki dalali hai (The glow on the face of Congressis because of brokership in coal block allocation)."

Members from the treasury benches sought to counter theOpposition's slogan of 'Pradhan Mantri Istifa Do (Prime Minister Resign)' byshouting Pradhan Mantri Zindabad (Hail the Prime Minister).

The Rajya Sabha witnessed three adjournments till 2 PM,while there were two adjournments in the Lok Sabha.

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