Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid protests by oppn

PTI
Thursday, 8 March 2018

The House has witnessed disruptions in the morning hours on various issues including bank scam, special package for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery Board issue since March 5, the day Parliament reconvened for the Budget session.

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties as well as AIADMK members resumed their protests in Rajaya Sabha today on various issues soon after the lawmakers spoke on the occasion of the International Women Day.

Amid the din, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House till 1400 hrs.

The House has witnessed disruptions in the morning hours on various issues including bank scam, special package for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery Board issue since March 5, the day Parliament reconvened for the Budget session.

As soon as the House met this morning, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu made a reference to the International Women Day and wished Rajya Sabha members, especially the women MPs, and through them all citizens of the country.

Several women members as well their male counterparts stressed on the importance of women empowerment and suggested steps in this direction.

However, the amiable environment in the House was short- lived as slogan shouting members from the opposition Congress as well some from the AIADMK trooped into the Well.

Amid disruptions, the House could not take up the scheduled Question Hour and it was adjourned till 2 pm.

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