Budget Session: Lawmakers give adjournment motion notice

CPI Leader D Raja gave an adjournment motion notice in the Rajya Sabha over the Punjab National Bank scam. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 05.46 AM (IST)

Parliament's Budget Session resumed after a month-long break today. Ahead of the session, lawmakers from the Opposition parties gave an adjournment motion notice for various reasons including the Punjab National Bank and the SSC scams.

In the Rajya Sabha, CPI Leader D Raja and SP MP Naresh Agarwal gave adjournment motion notices over the alleged Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

In the Lok Sabha, Jan Adhikar Party chief Pappu Yadav gave an adjournment motion notice over the alleged SSC exams scam.

BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe gave an adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 on "reports of corrupt practices indulged in by relatives of former ministers under tacit protection by ministers."

The Punjab National Bank scam relates to the alleged Rs 12,636-crore fraud by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi.

The SSC exams leak is about the alleged leak of questions of the Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2017 held from February 17 to 22. Screenshots of the question paper of the exam along with answers were found circulating on social media.

The SSC had cancelled the exam that was slated to be held on February 21, 2018. The commission later said that this exam will be re-conducted on March 9, 2018.