Army deployment row: Parliament adjourned till 5 Dec amid uproar

News Agencies | First published: 2 December 2016, 16:45 IST
Army deployment row: Parliament adjourned till 5 Dec amid uproar

Both houses of Parliament were adjourned till 5 December, as the Opposition continued to create a ruckus over the army's deployment in West Bengal.

The Opposition raised the slogan "Tana shahi nahi chalegi" on the floor of the Lower House.

Trinamool Congress and other Opposition members raised the issue of the state government not being informed about the army's presence.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati had earlier in the day dubbed the military deployment in West Bengal as a deliberate move by the Centre to humiliate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Condemning the act, Mayawati said that the ruling dispensation is targeting the West Bengal Chief Minister as she had raised her voice against the recently launched demonetisation drive.

"It seems out of the way. Army doesn't collect toll? There is no law and order issue in West Bengal for Army to be deployed? The centre must clarify it, in fact PM must clarify as to why state's rights are being impinged on," Azad said