Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:00:00 GMT | By PTI

SP member snatches copy of Quota Bill from minister

Shocked by this incident, Speaker Meira Kumar abruptly adjourned the House for the day


SP member snatches copy of Quota Bill from minister (© PTI)

New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a Samajwadi Party member stunned the Lok Sabha this afternoon snatching the copy of the quota in promotion Bill from Minister V Narayanasamy and was sought to be thwarted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

The sudden action of member from Nagina, Yashveer Singh came when Minister of State for Personnel Narayanasamy was moving the bill for consideration from the second row and Ms Gandhi, who is also the UPA Chairperson, was occupying her usual front seat.

Mr Singh had, meanwhile, passed on the Bill to his party colleague Neeraj Shekhar which fell down. Shocked by Mr Singh’s action, which caused commotion in the House, some Congress members led by Ms Gandhi immediately came to the Well to stop Mr Singh, which created a near scuffle like situation. The Congress members included K Bapiraju and Vilas Muttemwar.

This was because the SP members were already in the Well in strength vociferously protesting against taking up the measure. The situation led to a verbal spat between the Congress and SP members. Speaker Meira Kumar was so shocked by the incident that she abruptly adjourned the House for the day.

Amid the melee, several Congress members rushed to the Well and surrounded Ms Gandhi in an apparent bid to protect the leader who was being questioned by SP members for thwarting Mr Singh.

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