Both Houses of Parliament Adjourned Till Monday Following Protest by Opposition


New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Indian democracy and the Adani Group issue continued to rock the proceedings of both Houses of Parliament for the fifth consecutive day on Friday. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Monday following protest by the opposition and treasury benches.

In the Lok Sabha, when the House met this morning, treasury bench members started sloganeering demanding Rahul Gandhi’s apology while members from the Congress, DMK and others came into the well demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani Group matter.

TMC, NCP and other opposition party members were on their feet. Amidst the uproar, Speaker Om Birla kept waiting for order in the House, but agitating members continued with their protest. Mr Birla asked them to allow the House to function, assuring that the members will be allowed to speak once the House comes in order. However, amid the pandemonium, he adjourned the House for the day.

In the Rajya Sabha, when the House assembled for the day, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar disallowed the adjournment notices given by the opposition party members over the Adani Group matter. Afterwards, Congress, AAP and other members trooped into the well of the house, raising the demand to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the issue.

Other opposition party members including TMC, DMK and Left were on their feet. Treasury bench members also countered the opposition parties by reiterating their demand for Mr Gandhi’s apology. As the noisy scene prevailed, the House was adjourned for the day.

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