Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Both houses of Parliament adjourned till 2.00 PM following protest by opposition over issues including snooping & farm laws

Both the houses of Parliament have been adjourned till 2 P.M. following continuous protest by the Opposition parties over issues including Pegasus snooping and farm laws. When the Lok Sabha resumed at 12 noon after first adjournment, Opposition members from the Congress, DMK,TMC and other parties again demanded discussion over Pegasus and farm laws by sloganeering, displaying placards and holding paddy grains in the well of the house. The Presiding Officer appealed to the protesting members to go back to their seats and allow the house to function. The Presiding Officer tried to run Zero Hour, but  in vain. Later, the house was adjourned till 2 P.M.

 

Earlier too, when the house assembled for the day, members from Congress, TMC, DMK, Akali Dal and others trooped into the  well raising slogans.  Repeated appeals by Speaker Om Birla to agitating members to allow the house to function during Question Hour went in vain and the house was adjourned till 12 noon.

In the Rajya Sabha, when the house reassembled after first adjournment at 12 noon, Opposition members again came into the well over issues including Pegasus snooping and  farm laws. Amid ruckus, Deputy Chairman Harivansh tried to run the Question Hour. As the protesting members continued with their sloganeering, he adjourned the house till 2 P.M.

 

Earlier when the house met for the day, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the adjournments notices given by the members from Congress, TMC, Left, SP, BSP and others  over  Pegasus snooping, farm laws and other issues. Following this, the Opposition members trooped into the well raising slogans. Members from DMK, RJD, NCP, Shiv Sena, BSP and others were on their feet.

Amid ruckus, Union Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi referred to a tweet by TMC MP Derek O’Brien over the passage of bills in din and  accused him of insulting Parliament and demanded his apology.   Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi also echoed the same views and objected to TMC MP’s remarks. As Opposition members continued with their protest, the Chairman expressed displeasure over disruptions saying people are watching them. He also said that nobody can dictate the chair. Later, Mr. Naidu adjourned the House till 12 noon.

 

 

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