The Lok Sabha was on Friday adjourned for the day within minutes of assembling as the opposition created a ruckus over the issue of Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.
Soon after the lower house assembled in the morning, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she had received adjournment motions from the opposition on the controversy over some BJP leaders' closeness with former IPL chairman Lalit Modi as well as Vyapam scam.
However, Mahajan dismissed the adjournment motions and tried to proceed with the question hour. The opposition members, led by the Congress, then trooped near the speaker's podium and shouted slogans.
Following this, the speaker adjourned the House for the day.
Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily moved motions on the Lalit Modi issue, while CPI-M MP Mohammed Saleem and AAP member Bhagwant Mann moved motions over Vyapam scam.
Ruckus continues in Rajya Sabha as well
Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon following repeated disruptions by the opposition parties, demanding the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh -- Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan respectively.
The opposition is demanding the resignation of Swaraj and Raje over their links with Lalit Modi and that of Chouchan for the Vyapam scam and more than 40 deaths related to it.
Oppn running away from debate: Govt
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government was willing to discuss the issues on which the opposition has been disrupting the house proceedings.
"Opposition does not want a discussion, what can we do then," Singh asked as he reiterated the party's stand that Sushma Swaraj and the two chief ministers will not resign.
With the first week of Parliament being washed out without any business, the government on Friday hit out at the Congress for "running away from a debate" and disrupting proceedings.
"It is ironic that the Congress is running away from the debate. Even after the chair allowed for a discussion and we accepted it, they ran away from the debate. On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi made a statement outside Parliament and ran away. They are the reason for the logjam in Parliament," Minister of State for Parliamentry Affairs Prakash Javadekar said.
"When they were in power, they ran away from discussions. Even now they are running away from discussions," he told reporters outside Parliament holding the Congress responsible for the uproar in Parliament for the fourth consecutive day.
Oppn adamant on resignations of Sushma, Raje, Chouhan
With government and opposition trading charges over complete washout of Parliament proceedings this week, Congress leader Raj Babbar said, "Discussion can only happen when the tainted ministers are relieved from the Cabinet. After that there should be investigation and then discussion."
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the actor-turned-parliamentarian said when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, leaders who faced serious allegations remained ministers in his government. He said Modi wanted the same tradition to be repeated at the Centre.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati told reporters outside Parliament: "The opposition wants the resignations first and only then a debate can happen."
Slamming the ruling party over its protest, JD-U leader Sharad Yadav said, "You are not elected for demonstrations, but to look for solutions to people's problems... it shows their helplessness."
- With IANS inputs