Discussions on a key legislation related to prime minister Manmohan Singh’s ambitious financial reform programme was postponed in Lok Sabha on Thursday following objections by the Left MPs and forced adjournments due to anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid.
The Lok Sabha speaker, Meira Kumar, agreed to objections filed by the CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta and postponed discussions on the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill.
Earlier, the House witnessed repeated adjournments after the BSP MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq waved black flag in the House to remind the 20th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya. The BJP and Shiv Sena members protested and speaker lost tamper on Barq scolding him for insulting the House by waving the black flag that never happened in parliament’s history.
But an unrelenting Barq trooped into the House well with Asaduddin Owaisi (MIM) and a few others demanding action against perpetrators of the demolition named in the Liberhan Commission report.
In retaliation, the BJP and Shiv Sena members also jumped into the well demanding Barq’s suspension with the sloganeering of mandir vahin banayenge, much to the chagrin of the speaker as a Pakistani parliamentary delegation was looking from the special box.