The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11:30 am minutes after the session started, while the Rajya Sabha also witnessed a brief adjournment.
In Rajya Sabha, main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the missing coalgate files.
In Lok Sabha, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) created a ruckus over Telangana, while the Congress tried to push through the Food Bill.
The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocation estimated a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore to the national exchequer owing to irregular allocations.
The CAG named 25 private companies as beneficiaries of coal block allocations in various states. They included companies like Essar Power, Hindalco, Tata Power, Tata Steel and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.
The UPA government on Aug 7 tabled the crucial National FoodSecurity Ordinance in the Parliament.
The National Food Security Ordinance is an initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the people. It gives the right to the people to receive adequate quantity of foodgrains at affordable prices.
--IBNS (Posted on 20-08-2013)