Gujarat issue clouds Par towards fag end of Monsoon session
With the 6-week long Monsoon session reaching its fag end, SP demanded dismissal of the Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh while TDP sought a fair deal for farmers.
The BJP has been getting support on the Gujarat issue from NDA allies besides several opposition parties like the Left and AIADMK as evident in the Rajya Sabha in the past two days.
Vociferous protests by BJP were witnessed both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the issue.
In the Rajya Sabha, no substantive business could be done.
However, in the Lower House a Constitution Amendment Bill for changing the name of Orissa to `Odisha` was passed.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day at 12:20 PM when it re-assembled after stalling of the Question Hour, while the Upper House saw final adjournment at 2 PM after a couple of adjournments earlier.
In the Lok Sabha, BJP members trooped into the well demanding recall of the Governor for her controversial appointment of the Lokayukta "violating" the Constitution by not consulting the Narendra Modi government.
They shouted slogans like `Stop murder of democracy in Gujarat`.
SP members led by Akhilesh Yadav also rushed into the well demanding dismissal of the Mayawati government accusing it of indulging in "widespread corruption". They shouted slogans, referring to WikiLeaks on Mayawati. .