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LS adjourns till noon due to noisy TMC protests

Members of the Trinamool Congress today created pandemonium in the Lok Sabha over the arrest of two of their Lok Sabha MPs by the CBI in an alleged chit fund scam, leading to its adjournment for 50 minutes till noon.

As soon as the House met for the day, members from TMC and Congress rushed to the Well raising slogans.

While TMC members were raising the issue of arrest of fellow MPs Sudip Bandopadhyay and Tapas Pal, the issue being raised by Congress members was not clear as their voices were drowned by TMC slogan-shouting.

Some TDP members were seen raising banners seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh.

"I will allow you to raise the issue during Zero Hour ...not during Quesion Hour...I am warning you," Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said amid noisy scenes.

As the disturbances continued, she adjourned the House till noon.

TMC protests against Modi's 'vendetta politics'

Trinamool Congress MP on Friday protested against the Narendra Modi government in the Parliament House complex on Friday, alleging that it was indulging in "vendetta politics" in a probe into a chit fund scam.

Half an hour before parliament was to meet for the day, the Trinamool Congress members gathered near the statue of Mahatama Gandhi shouting slogans against the Centre.

They said the Centre was harassing Trinamool leaders because the Mamata Banerjee-led party raised its voice against Modi's demonetisation policy.

On Thursday also, the TMC members staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha levelling the same charges against the government.

They also alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation was being misused by the government.

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was recently arrested in connection with an alleged chit fund scam of the Rose Valley company.
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