Strong Protests in LS over Forcible Eviction of RS Members Yesterday

Lok Sabha has faced two adjournments due to massive ruckus over forcible eviction of seven Rajya Sabha members opposing Women’s Reservation Bill, said media reports.

As the House met again at noon following first adjournment, MPs from SP, RJD, JDU and LJP rushed threateningly to the well shouting ‘marshal bulao (call the marshals), forcing Speaker Meira Kumar to adjourn the House till 1400 hrs, said reports.

Kumar could not even instruct tabling of papers because of massive protests by SP and RJD supremos Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Yadav, who too were in the well, reports said.

Noting aggressive protests, Kumar immediately adjourned the House, said reports.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Leader of the House Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj were present in the House.

After the adjournment, Yadav and Prasad were seen urging Swaraj to take up the issue of using marshals to remove the suspended members from Rajya Sabha yesterday.

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha was heard asking the RJD and SP chiefs to go to the President and withdrawing support from the UPA.

(Based on media reports)

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