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Vyapam scam and Lalit Modi controversy continued to rock both the Houses of Parliament on Thursday, even as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the massive MPPEB recruitment and admission scandal of Madhya Pradesh.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Gandhi questioned Modi's continued silence on Vyapam scam. "More than 40 people have died in the Vyapam scam. One of your friends has also died. This is such a big scam and the PM is silent," he said.

"Can't he make a single comment on the scam? I don't have any problem if he doesn't speak. The more he remains silent, it is good for me," the Congress leader was quoted as saying by TV channels.

"When people of India voted, they had immense faith in Modiji. Now they are cursing themselves because their faith and confidence in the prime minister has been crushed," Gandhi said.

Sumitra Mahajan to call all-party meet
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day in the afternoon after the Congress-led opposition continued to disrupt House proceedings over Vyapam scam and some BJP leaders' link to former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she would call an all-party meeting to end the chaos in the House and to ensure some business.

"Discussions are the only way on how the proceedings of Parliament can run. Bringing placards to the House is against protocol. Members must refrain from doing this in future... The House cannot run without discussions. An all-party meeting will be called to resolve the issues," Mahajan said.

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