PREVIOUS HOUR

GSP-PSV/1C/12.00

 

The House reassembled at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Papers to be laid on the Table.

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, before this...(Interruptions)...

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: No, no. It is not going to...(Interruptions)...

DR. V. MAITREYAN: Sir, recall of...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, first of all...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, please help me to do some work. Papers to be laid on the Table. (Interruptions)

 

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

SHRI A.K. ANTONY: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Defence) and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for the year 2007-2008.

 

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of my esteemed colleague Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, I lay on the Table -

 

 

I.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under sub-section (3) of section 22 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995:

 

(1) G.S.R.  697 (E) dated the 11th November, 2006, publishing the Cable Television Network (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2006, together with delay statement.

 

(2) G.S.R.  286 (E) dated the 11th April, 2007, publishing the Cable Television Network (Amendment)  Rules, 2007, together with delay statement.

 

(3) G.S.R.  482 (E) dated the 12th July, 2007, publishing the Cable Television Network ( Second  Amendment)  Rules, 2007.

 

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited, for the year 2007-2008.

 

 

...(Interruptions)...

 

SHRI OSCAR FERNANDES: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each  (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

 

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)  Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.   

 

(c) Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

 

 

SHRI E.V.K.S. ELANGOVAN: Sir, I lay on the Table-

 

I.      A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:-

 

(a) Eighty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the  British India Corporation Limited (BIC), Kanpur, and its subsidiary companies  for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)  Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

 

II. Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.

 

 

...(Interruptions)...

 

SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (3) of section 18 of the Central Reserve  Police Force Act, 1949, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Home Affairs:-

 

(1) G.S.R. 379 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Joint Assistant Director Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(2) G.S.R. 380 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Administrative Officer/Section Officer Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(3) G.S.R. 381 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Inspector (Ministerial) and Subedar Major (Ministerial)  Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(4) G.S.R. 382 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Senior Private Secretary Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(5) G.S.R. 383 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Inspector (Stenographer) and Subedar Major (Stenographer) Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(6) G.S.R. 384 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Hindi Officer Recruitment Rules, 2007.

 

(7) G.S.R. 385 (E) dated the 23rd  May, 2007, publishing the Central Reserve Police Force Inspector (Hindi Translator) and Subedar Major (Hindi Translator)  Recruitment Rules, 2007.

(Ends)

 

SHR V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, they are making it ....(Interruptions)...

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, the Government...(Interruptions)...

SHRI AJAY MAROO: Sir, it is not...(Interruptions)...We want..(Interruptions)..

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REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON COAL AND STEEL

 

SHRI AJAY MAROO(JHARKHAND): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-seventh Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel on Action Taken by the Government on the Recommendations contained in the Nineteenth Report of the Committee on ''Prevention of Illegal Mining' of the Ministry of Mines.

(Ends)

REPORTS OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

 

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports of the Public Accounts Committee (2007-2008):-

(i) Forty-ninth Report on 'Avoidable Expenditure Due to Delay in Taking Decision - Chennai Port Trust'; and

 

(ii) Fifty-second Report on Action Taken on the Ninth Report of the Public Accounts Committee on 'National Scheme of Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers and their Dependents'.

(Ends)

 

SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: Sir, this matter is ...(Interruptions)...

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STATEMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE WELFARE OF

SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES

 

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI(MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Statements of the Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes:-

(i) Final Action Taken Statements of the Government on the Recommendations contained in Chapter I of the Seventh Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on 'Allocation of funds by the Planning Commission for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes during the Ninth Five Year Plan';

(ii) Final Action Taken Statements of the Government on the Recommendations contained in Chapter I of the Thirteenth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on 'Reservation for and Employment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Dena Bank and credit facilities provided by the Bank to them'; and

(iii) Final Action Taken Statements of the Government on the Recommendations contained in Chapter I of the Fourteenth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on 'Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and pattern of social crimes towards them'.

(Ends)

 

SHRI TARLOCHAN SINGH: Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, it is a matter of...(Interruptions)...

SHRI VIRENDER BHATIA: Sir, please allow...(Interruptions)...

SHRI TARLOCHAN SINGH: Sir, I have been...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Heaven is not going to fall if you raise it afterwards.

MOTION FOR ELECTION TO THE SPICES BOARD

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH): Sir, I move:

 

"That in pursuance of clause (b) of sub-section (3) of Section 3 of the Spices Board Act, 1986 (No.10 of 1986), read with Rules 4(1) (b) and 5(1) of the Spices Board Rules, 1987, this House do proceed to elect in such manner, as the Chairman may direct, one Member from among the Members of the House, to be a Member of the Spices Board'.

 

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

STATEMENT RE: STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

 

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (DR. ANBUMANI RAMDOSS): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement on the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.

(Ends)

 

 


STATEMENT RE: STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE EIGHTEENTH REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOUR

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI OSCAR FERNANDES): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement on the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Eighteenth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.

(Ends)

DR. V. MAITREYAN: Sir, recall the...(Interruptions)...

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, this way the Government ..(Interruptions)... (Followed by 1d-sk)

SK-HMS/1D/12.05

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)..

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE: Why are you not allowing me ...(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please, take your seats. ...(Interruptions)..

VKK-AKA

SPECIAL MENTIONS

CONCERN OVER LIBERAL EVALUATION

OF ANSWER SHEETS BY CBSE

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DEVASTATION CAUSED BY FLOODS IN ASSAM

SHRI KARNENDU BHATTACHARJEE (ASSAM): Sir, I rise to point out the devastation caused in Assam. Almost every year, there are floods in Assam, of which the Central Government is aware.

Recent flood has affected around 5326 villages in about 26 districts of the State and crop area of around 3,44,487 hectares is affected.

In spite of all these, what prevented the Central Government from finding out long-term solution to this perennial problem by taking State Government into confidence?

I would like to know as to what type of assistance is being considered so that Assam Government can overcome the situation.

It will not be out of place to mention that the Centre, two years ago, gave assurance about the revival of the Brahmaputra Board, but, I regret to say that the Brahmaputra Board has completely lapsed.

I, therefore, urge upon the Central Government to take effective steps without further loss of time so that Assam can be saved from loss of human lives besides crop. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

RSS

DEMAND TO EXPEDITE THE FORMATION OF RAILWAY DIVISION AT SALEM IN TAMIL NADU

 

SHRI TIRUCHI SIVA (TAMIL NADU): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I am thankful to you for giving me an opportunity to make my Special Mention. Sir, the formation of a new railway division, having Salem in Tamil Nadu as the headquarters, was announced in the Railway Budget for 2005 and works for the same have commenced, and is almost nearing completion. The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed against the formation irrespective of the genuine reasons for this new railway division. There is an enormous delay in execution by the Railways. Out of the 8 districts within the jurisdiction of the existing Palghat Division, 6 districts are in Tamil Nadu, and the betterment and improvement of the Railways in this railway division having Salem as the headquarters, become imminent. But two years since the announcement in the 2005 Railway Budget, the delay in executing the proposal increases the set back to the Railways in these areas in all aspects. The Railway Minister is solicited to expedite in a war-footed manner the formation of the new Salem Railway Division to address the aspirations of the so long neglected and affected areas. Thank you. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR APPROVAL OF PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR TACKLING WATER QUALITY PROBLEM THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF WORLD BANK

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, a project proposal for tackling water quality problems through the support of the World Bank agency was forwarded by the Maharashtra Government vide their d.o. letter No. RWS-1005/CR-44/ws-12 dated 9th January, 2006 to the Union Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Drinking Water Supply.

The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, also has been requested by the State Government to pose the proposal to the World Bank for funding. The Maharashtra Government has been continuously requesting the Union Government to get the proposal approved and forward the same to the World Bank for funding.

There has not been any objection or any suggestions pointed out by the Central Government regarding the proposal. As this proposal is very much important for the Maharashtra State for tackling the water quality problems in the State, and keeping in view its importance, I once again urge upon the Union Ministry and all those who are concerned to kindly expedite the matter so that the World Bank agency provides the fund at an early date to implement the proposal. Thank you. (Ends)

MKS/VNK

DEMAND FOR SETTING UP OF RAILWAY LINES

IN THE STATE OF SIKKIM

 

SHRI O.T. LEPCHA (SIKKIM): Hon. Chairman, Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the Central Government towards setting up of railway lines in the State of Sikkim.

Sir, Sikkim is a small and peaceful State with a population of half-a-million. Sikkim being a landlocked State is isolated from the rest of the North-Eastern States. The rail/roads-tele-communication, IT etc. networks should be developed for industrial and economic development of this State. Sikkim is a model State in all respects. But, at present, there is no narrow gauge and electrified rail line in the State. There is a need to set up a railway network in this region. For the development of rail infrastructure as well as to meet the demand of the people of Sikkim, the gauge conversion of metre/narrow gauge lines should be established. The railways being the principal mode of transport and communication in the country is playing a vital role for socio-economic development of the country. Therefore, the Railways should also develop its rail network in the NER. It is a matter of grave concern to all of us that even after elapsed six decades of India's independence, Sikkim has not so far been connected with rail lines. The Government should conduct surveys for linking the Capitals of Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya. Railways should give top priority in this perspective Plan to connecting these States by rail lines. For this purpose, necessary and time-bound programmes and schemes should be fixed/formulated in the national interest.

Sir, I, therefore, urge the Central Government that Sikkim should be linked with railway lines within a stipulated period by formulating a national scheme in the public interest of the State. Thank you, Sir.

(Ends)

DEMAND FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NON-METRO AND

SMALL AIRPORTS IN THE COUNTRY

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, an Airport Regulator Authority is likely to start functioning during 2007 and it is right time that the nation defines its unambiguous priorities for a planned and systematic development of aviation infrastructure, the generation of resources, and time-bound implementation thereof. Development of non-metro important airports like Nagpur, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Thiruvanthapuram etc. must be the sole responsibility of the Government of India like that in the case of metro airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai. Only the GOI have the requisite financial resources, proven expertise and perspective vision of challenges ahead in the aviation sector both in the national and international scenario.

As regards other 250 medium airports and small airstrips, a small percentage of which could even be non-viable initially, these could be either developed through a public-private partnership model or on the basis of built and operated by a combined entity of State Governments and private developers, etc. These feeder routes will facilitate in generation of passenger-cargo traffic from comparatively smaller towns. The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, U.N.D.P. or other national and international financial institutions can be approached for grants or soft loans, keeping a gestation period of about five to seven years in mind. Initially, liberal grants or interest-free loans may be given by the Government of India so that their avowed open-sky objective aimed at generating substantial domestic and international air traffic becomes a reality by 2012. (Ends)

MP-TMV

DEMAND FOR BANNING IMPORT OF MARBLE.

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CONCERN OVER SERIOUS ELECTRICITY CRISIS

IN THE VIDARBHA REGION OF MAHARASHTRA

 

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SC-VK

CONCERN OVER METHODS ADOPTED BY BANKS FOR

RECOVERY OF LOANS

 

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DEMAND TO SHIFT BHARAT PETROLEUM DEPOT OUT OF KHETRAJPUR IN SAMBALPUR DISTRICT, ORISSA

 

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RG/MCM

SETTING UP OF C.G.H.S. DISPENSARY AT

GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, the Government of India is having the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) for serving/retired Government officers/employees all over the country. It is understood that most of the capitals of States are having CGHS dispensaries except Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat State.

Since Gandhinagar is the State capital, and both serving and retired Government officers and employees are staying at Gandhinagar, the matter is increasingly becoming important. Moreover, with medical costs rising and inflation eroding the value of money, more and more people find themselves, at a loss, when medical problems arise.

Keeping in view the above, setting up a CGHS dispensary at Gandhinagar is essential. I, therefore, urge upon the Minister of Health and Family Welfare to look into the matter and get a CGHS dispensary opened at Gandhinagar at the earliest. (Ends)

WITHDRAWAL OF RAILWAY RELATED SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES AT NANDALUR IN

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I would like to raise an important issue pertaining to the continuous elimination of railway related services and infrastructural facilities at Nandalur Railway Station in Guntakal Division of Rayalaseema region by the Indian Railways, which is adversely affecting the flourishing economic activity in general and the livelihood and well-being of the people residing in the surrounding villages in particular. The station, once a busy centre, is slipping into a state of diminished economic and passenger activity. The negative trend had started with the closure of the steam shed in 1994. The station has a huge infrastructural set up, namely, 400 to 500 built-up staff quarters, office/loco shed buildings, community hall, Railway Institute, etc., worth crores of rupees. Since Nandalur is situated on the Banks of River Bahuda, the place is gifted with good water facilities and it is centrally located on the Chennai-Mumbai Grand Trunk line. The hinterland of Nandalur has great scope for enhancing parcel traffic. A majority of people in the area are from backward communities and most of them are dependent on Railways for a living.

To breathe in hope and provide greater fillip to the lives of the people of the area, I earnestly call upon the Central Government to reverse the present trend of reducing the presence of railways in the area and simultaneously improve the living conditions of the local people belonging to the Backward Classes by establishing a Traction Loco Shed at Nandalur, Kadappa District, Andhra Pradesh. (Ends)


ks

REQUEST FOR RESTORATION OF

PUDUKKOTTAI PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY

 

SHRI Su. THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, I may be permitted to raise the following matter of public importance.

Pudukkottai parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu has been in existence since 1952 as an independent parliamentary constituency. Historically, Pudukkottai was a princely State ruled by the Raja of Thondaman and it was later merged with independent India. As per the delimitation process on the basis of population, Pudukkottai district which had 5 MLA constituencies earlier is getting one more MLA constituency now. Pattukkottai and Peravurani MLA segments from Tanjore district are a part of the Pudukkottai parliamentary constituency since the beginning. Though there are 8 MLA constituencies in that area, six MLA constituencies are in the revenue district of Pudukkottai. In the delimitation process, the Pudukkottai parliamentary constituency has been abolished and all the MLA constituencies in the revenue district have been divided into 5 parts and attached to distant parliamentary constituencies in different revenue districts. Aranthangi MLA segment has been included in the Ramnad parliamentary constituency; Pudukkottai and Kandarvakottai MLA segments have been attached to the Trichy parliamentary constituency; Alangudi and Thirumayam MLA segments have been attached to the Sivaganga parliamentary constituency. Peravurani and Pattukkottai MLA segments are attached to the Tanjore parliamentary constituency. The Kulathur (Ilupur) MLA segment has been attached to the Karur parliamentary constituency. In this way, the historical Pudukkottai parliamentary constituency has been divided into many segments and distributed over five distant parliamentary constituencies in five revenue districts. So, now, there is no parliamentary constituency in Pudukkottai revenue district that has six MLA constituencies in it. This is against the guidelines, against the law and against all procedures. More than 30 lakh people and nearly 16 lakh voters in Pudukkottai district have been aggrieved, agitated and affected by this decision of the Delimitation Commission and Election Commission. The entire Pudukkottai district had observed bandh that was 100 per cent success. This shows the agony, anger and sentiments of the people. All the political parties including the ruling parties at the State and the Centre have condemned it.

I insist upon the Central Government and the Delimitation Commission to reconsider the matter, restore the Pudukkottai parliamentary constituency and render justice.

(Ends)

MATTERS RAISED WITH PERMISSION OF CHAIR

RE.: CAPTURE OF GURUDWARA IN PAKISTAN

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ָ֮ : ָ, ֯ ׸ ֕ ֳ ֲָ ...(־֮֬)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN : It is a very important issue. important issue ...(־֮֬)...

ָ֮ : ֮֮ߵ כ ָ, ֕ ֳ ֲָ ֮ ן ָ ָ ׻ֵ ...(־֮֬)... ָ ׯ֔ 500 ֻ օ ָ ָ ׻ֵ ...(־֮֬)... ֮ Ӥ ֵ ִ ׮ֿ֮ ״֙ פ ֋ ֮ ׮ֿ֮ ֋ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ָ ָָ ָ ֻ ֋ ß֮ ָָ ֻ ֻ ...(־֮֬)... ֟ ֛ ӣ ִ ָ , ӣ ֌ ִ ָ ָ ָ ...(־֮֬)... ֤ ֵ ָ ָָ ָ ֻ ֯ ֻ ֋ ָ ֕ Pakistan Evacuee Trust , ו ָ֮ ׻ָ ֮ ָ ...(־֮֬)...

֯ ׾֮֟ ָ ָָ ֕ ָ action ׻ֵ ֋ ...(־֮֬)... ָ ֲָ ׻֋ ֯ ܾß ֈ ִִ ָ֮ ָ ָ ֣ ״ֻ ָָ ֮ ֋Ӆ ...(־֮֬)...

ָ : ֈ ָ ֣

ָ֮ : ָ action ׻ֵ ֋ ֟ ׻ ִִ ٴ ֯ ֮֯ ֮ ׻֋ և פօ ֮ ß ו֮ allow ֮ ֟ օ - ֮־֤ (ִ֯

DR. M.S. GILL (PUNJAB) : Sir, I only want to endorse it. This is a very serious matter and the Foreign Minister must look into it and must make a statement in the House.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri Santosh Bagrodia. Speak on the issue of Assam...(Interruptions).. , ֯ ֮ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬)...

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (CONTD.): Shri C. Perumal. (Interruptions) New railway division...(Interruptions)... Shri Amar Singh. (Interruptions)

ָ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ, ֟־ָ , , ӳ־ ..(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ : ? ...(־֮֬)...That is all right. (Interruptions) That is all right. (Interruptions) That is all right. (Interruptions) If you feel

that it is a mockery, it is a mockery. What can I do? (Interruptions) What can I do? (Interruptions) Every day you cannot take it for ransom. (Interruptions) Shri Jaswant Singh. (Interruptions) ֯ ׻֋, ׻֋ ..(־֮֬)

֤ߵ ֵ ӡֵֻ ֕ ӡ ( ֓) : ֳ֯ן , ։ ..(־֮֬)... ָ, ֯ ָ ײ֮ י ֳ֯ן ן ׾֯ ִ׮֟ ־֋Ӆ ...(־֮֬).. ד֟ , ָ ...(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I will give an opportunity. (Interruptions) What can I do? (Interruptions) What is this happening? (Interruptions) If you do not want the House to run...(Interruptions).. What can I do? (Interruptions) The House is adjourned till 2 o' clock.

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The House then adjourned at thirteen minutes

past twelve of the clock.

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