As soon as the House met on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, Speaker Meira Kumar made obituary reference to former Haryana Chief Minister and sitting member Bhajan Lal, who died during the inter-session period on June 3.
The House also mourned the loss of lives in twin attacks in Norway, the terrorist attack in Mumbai on July 13, train accidents at Thanagaon on July 7 and at Fatehpur, both in Uttar Pradesh, on July 10.
Before the Opposition could strike home its point, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned Lok Sabha after paying tributes to former Haryana Chief Minister and sitting member Bhajan Lal, who died during the inter-session period.
On the other hand, uproarious scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha over the government’s handling of the corruption issue. BJP and other parties forced an adjournment after an uproar over several issues including the 2G spectrum scam.
Immediately after Chairman Hamid Ansari read out obituary references, BJP members were up on their feet raising the issue of statements made by former Telecom Minister A Raja in the court.