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Repeated disruptions over Lalit Modi issue in Lok Sabha
Published :Thursday, 23 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 11

NEW DELHI, July 22 : Lok Sabha was repeatedly disrupted over Lalit Modi controversy on the first working day of the Monsoon session today with opposition members storming the Well with placards, ignoring Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's warning of action.
Members of Congress and Left protested vociferously demanding ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in connection with the row involving Lalit Modi, former IPL chairman.
Members of the RJD and NCP were also seen supporting the opposition demand.
The placards, carried by Congress members, read 'Bade Modi meherban, to chhote Modi pehelwan' (a Hindi idiom meaning that a small person is strong if supported by a powerful person) and 'PM chuppi todo' (PM, break your silence), Modi ji 56 inch dikhao, Sushma, Raje ko turant hatao (Show your 56 inch chest by removing Swaraj and Raje).
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not present in the House, Swaraj was sitting in the front row along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Congress members were also sporting black badges on their arms to register their protests and continued wearing them and carrying placards despite Speaker's warning against doing so. Due to the uproar, the House was repeatedly adjourned.     ?PTI

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