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Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus by Opposition to reassemble on March 11

By PTI Updated: Mar 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Suspended Congress MPs Gaurav Gogoi (C), T N Prathapan (2L), Dean Kuriakose (R), Manicka Tagore (2R) and Gurjeet Singh Aujla (R) stage a protest at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi, March 6 (PTI): Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Friday amid protests and sloganeering by members of the Congress and other Opposition parties over the Delhi violence.

The House will reassemble on March 11 after Holi.

As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu lauded the role of women in all spheres of the society, and added he chose to make the remarks today as International Women’s Day on March 8 was a holiday.

Naidu also made an observation that the media should have highlighted the statement on coronavirus by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in the House on Thursday as it was an issue of public concern, but “unfortunately a section of media did not focus on it”.

After the papers were laid in the House, Opposition members stood up and started sloganeering over the recent violence in northeast Delhi, which claimed at least 44 lives and left over 200 injured.

Naidu asked them to allow the proceedings to go on but as some of the members trooped into the well, he adjourned the House for the day.

Suspended Cong. MPs continue protest outside Parliament

 For the fifth day in a row, the opposition Congress party on Friday continued to pile pressure on the government over the recent Delhi riots. The seven suspended Congress Members of Parliament (MP) sat down to protest outside the Parliament, demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Donning black cloth armbands, Congress MPs Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, benny Behanan, Manickam Tagore, Rajmohan Unnithan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Friday morning sat down with a placard demanding the resignation of Amit Shah.

On Thursday, the seven Congress MPs had been suspended, for unruly behaviour, from Lok Sabha till the remainder of the current session which ends on April 3.

The current session of Parliament which resumed on March 2 has witnessed frequent adjournments due to opposition, primarily the Congress party, protests over the violence that erupted on February 23 in several localities across North East Delhi. The Congress party has been demanding that Union Home Minister Amit Shah resign in this regard.

By PTI Updated: Mar 06, 2020 11:00:59 pm