After a six day dead lock in the parliament when things seemed to be coming up for the common man Belgaum border dispute came to the fore front and the parliament was adjourned.
Lok Sabha was adjourned for half an hour after leaders from Maharashtra and Karnataka gathered near Speaker Meira Kumar’s podium over the disputed district of Belgaum.
Shiv Sena members from Maharashtra sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in the matter, with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members divided on the issue along state lines. Gopinath Munde supported the cause of Maharashtra, while BJP leader from Karnataka Ananth Kumar raised his voice in support of Karnataka.
Shiv Sena MPs gathered near the Speaker’s podium waving placards, prompting BJP MPs from Karnataka to do the same.
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