Aug 11: Protests at Azad Maidan turn violent
The issue of violence in Mumbai over Assam riots stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha for the second consecutive day this morning as opposition members stormed the well demanding dismissal of Maharashtra government.
This comes on a day when Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is in Delhi. He met PM Manmohan Singh this morning and briefed him about the violence in Mumbai and the investigation into the incident.
As soon as the House met, Shiv Sena and BJP members from Maharashtra trooped into the Well demanding dismissal of the Maharashtra government and a statement from home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
The BJP members were also on their feet supporting them by raising slogans and demanding a statement on Assam riots from Shinde, who visited the strife-torn areas on Monday. Speaker Meira Kumar tried to take up the Question Hour, but as opposition members were unrelenting she adjourned the House till noon.
Yesterday, the Lok Sabha had been adjourned for the day after uproar over violence in Mumbai over Assam riots.
In Rajya Sabha, opposition BJP and Shiv Sena members raised the Mumbai violence issue the moment chairman Hamid Ansari took his seat.They, however, relented for a short while to enable the House to mourn the death of 250 people in twin earthquakes in Iran. Soon after, they stood up and displayed photographs of Mumbai violence and did not heed to Mr Ansari's plea to members not to display posters or photographs.(with PTI inputs)