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Question hour has witnessed disruptions ever since the Delhi High Court on December 7 (Representational photo) © Getty Images

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha’s proceedings were again disrupted on Tuesday during question hour as Congress members raised slogans and demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation over alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). As soon as the lower house of parliament met for the day’s business, Congress members began shouted slogans against the central government and demanded Jaitley’s resignation over the DDCA issue. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to clam them down and asked them to go back to their seats, but they did not listen and instead trooped near her podium. Meanwhile, treasury bench members tried to carry on with the question hour but nothing was heard amid the din. READ: DDCA Corruption Row: Is Arun Jaitley vs Kirti Azad a crisis for BJP?

The protesting Congress members walked out of the house around 12 noon just when the question hour was about to end. Question hour has witnessed disruptions ever since the Delhi High Court on December 7 cancelled the plea of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi to appear before a Delhi court in the National Herald newspaper case. The Rajya Sabha’s proceedings were once again repeatedly disrupted on Tuesday – four times in the pre-lunch session – over the alleged corruption in the cricket body as Congress members raised slogans against the central government. READ: Kirti Azad challenges Arun Jaitley in DDCA corruption row

The Congress on Monday demanded a parliamentary probe into alleged DDCA irregularities and sought the resignation of Finance Minister Jaitley, who had been long at its helm, rejected the charges against him as “baseless”. Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad meanwhile called for a time-bound Special Investigation probe into the DDCA  affairs and claimed that Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress were only using papers/documents compiled by him on the issue. READ: DDCA corruption: Arun Jaitley files defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal