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Parliament impasse continues

 NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – Parliament remained deadlocked for the third consecutive day today with main Opposition BJP unrelenting on its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over CAG report on coal block allocation, reports PTI.

It was the repeat of scenes in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha as witnessed during the last three days, with Opposition members shouting slogans and storming the Well to press their demand, which has been rejected 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 the issue should be discussed in Parliament as public money is involved in the running of the House.

Other members of JD-U — N K Singh and Shivanand Tiwari — remained seated when the BJP members raised slogans.

Members from the treasury benches sought to counter the Opposition’s slogans.

The Rajya Sabha witnessed three adjournments till 2 PM, while there were two adjournments in the Lok Sabha. It was trouble as soon as the two Houses met for the day.

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