NEW DELHI: The Parliament was adjourned till late afternoon for the 21st successive day Friday over the opposition’s demand for a parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum scam, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vowed to launch a public protest over the issue.
The Lok Sabha began its proceedings with obituaries for two former members. But as soon as that was over, MPs belonging to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Left and other opposition parties rushed towards the Speaker’s podium and raised slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe.
Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, where opposition members raised slogans demanding a JPC. Chairman Mr Hamid Ansari adjourned the House till 12 noon. After the Upper House reassembled, opposition continued its protests forcing deputy chairman, Mr K Rahman Khan to adjourn it till 2.30 p.m.
The BJP says it will persist with its demand for a JPC and take the issue to the people after the winter session ends Monday.
“We will go to the people’s court to expose the government on the issue of corruption. We are finalising our agitation strategy,” senior BJP leader, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy said outside the Parliament.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Alliance Friday said it will take its “fight against corruption” to the streets and will stage a rally here on December 22 along with other opposition parties. “This is not a NDA rally. This will be an entire opposition rally. We will organise it in Delhi on December 22. The plan is to take the opposition’s fight against corruption to the entire country,” Janata Dal (United) chief, Mr Sharad Yadav told reporters here.