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Parl. winter session begins on stormy note
Published on 10 Nov. 2010 12:09 AM IST
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The winter session of parliament began here on Tuesday on a stormy note with the opposition targeting the government over alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games and Mumbai’s housing society scam.
As soon as the session began, members from the Left and some regional parties in the Lok Sabha, including Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, first refused to let the question hour proceed. They were demanding a discussion on graft issues.
The protesting MPs also raised the issue of army chief VK Singh’s remarks that the Mumbai housing scam had shamed the armed forces of India. The scam allegedly involves politicians and a number of serving and retired officers of the defence services.
The BJP has indicated that corruption will be the key issue for it during the session but its MPs were not seen raising the demand.
Speaker Meira Kumar pleaded with members that any issue could be raised during the zero hour while Parliamentary Affairs Minister PK Bansal said a notice needed to be given before initiating a discussion.
The protesting members were pacified and took their seats after the speaker assured that Mulayam Singh could speak on the issue during zero hour later.
CPI (M) leader Basudeb Acharia raised corruption allegations related to 2G spectrum allocation. Acharia also demanded a joint parliamentary probe into the Games imbroglio. The 24-sitting long winter session will conclude December 13.

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