Lok Sabha adjourned during zero hour

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. after members of the DMK and the AIADMK clashed over the 2G spectrum allocation.

During zero hour, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar invited M. Thambidurai, the AIADMK floor leader, to raise the issue.

He said that the exchequer had lost Rs.1 lakh crore on the spectrum allocation. ‘Where has the money gone?’ he asked.

He also referred to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that allegedly referred to Communications Minister A. Raja’s involvement.

He asked the government to keep Raja away from the ministry till the investigation was completed. ‘We need a JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) on the issue,’ he said.

Thambidurai’s speech was interrupted frequently by DMK’s T.R. Baalu, who asked the chair not to let allegations be raised against the minister.

The speaker then adjourned the house till 2 in the afternoon.

Raja has been in the eye of a storm over the alleged 2G spectrum allocation scam ever since the budget session of parliament resumed April 15, the issue forcing repeated adjournments of both houses.

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