Parliament disrupted after AIADMK protest over charges against Karti Chidambaram

The Parliament was disrupted yet again on Tuesday, this time over corruption charges against former Home Minister P Chidambaram's son. The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Wednesday after the Opposition members created a ruckus in the House, with the AIADMK members demanding action against Chidambaram's son.

Soon after the Lok Sabha met for the day, AIADMK members trooped near the speaker's podium shouting "We want justice" and waving newspapers which claimed that Karti had invested in real estate across the world.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned twice in the first hour before noon on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Chidambaram's son Karti countered the charges against him and told reporters, "All my businesses are completely compliant. All my filings are up to date. That's all I have to say."

When the house reassembled at 12 noon, the AIADMK members continued their protest demanding action against Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram over the recent IT and ED raids.

Karti Chidambaram. File photo. IBNLive

Karti Chidambaram. File photo. IBNLive

Meanwhile, the Congress members sought to know from the Speaker about the status of their notices of privilege motion against Irani.

The Rajya Sabha also saw massive protests taking place in the House over the same issue. Some of the members stormed the Well of the House, forcing the Deputy Chairman to adjourn the House till 3.45 pm.

Amid the din in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan laid the papers on the table of the house.

"I have received the notices but those are under my consideration," Mahajan said.

As the Congress members didn't relent, Mahajan adjourned the House till 2 pm.

Earlier in the morning, soon after the house met, the AIADMK members trooped near the Speaker's podium holding newspapers reports. They were raising slogans like "we want justice".

Mahajan adjourned the house till 11.15 am.

When the House reassembled at noon, AIADMK members again trooped near the speaker's podium shouting slogans.

AIADMK members levelled corruption charges against the former minister's son citing revelations made by some media report.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu urged the members to raise the issue after giving proper notice.

"The issue being raised here is very important. But please go to your seats. Give a notice. The government has no problem to discuss the issue," he said.

The Speaker also requested the members to let the house function.

Amid the din, the Speaker tried to conduct the Question Hour but the AIADMK members were not relenting.

She then again adjourned the house till 12 noon.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2016 11:01 AM

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