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Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid uproar, RS for day

Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid uproar, RS for day

New Delhi: Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till noon on Wednesday amid sloganeering and protests by members from the AIADMK, the Congress and the TDP over various issues.

While the AIADMK members protested against the construction of a dam across the Cauvery river, those from the Congress demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal.

The TDP sought to raise issues related to Andhra Pradesh.

As soon as the House met, members from the three parties trooped into the Well, holding placards and later started shouting slogans.

More than 40 members were in the Well.

Some members from the ruling BJP also sought to raise certain issues from their seats.

Little over ten minutes into the Question Hour, where one question and various supplementaries were taken up, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings till noon following vociferous protests.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were present in the House.

Question Hour in the Lok Sabha has been disrupted for the sixth consecutive day due to protests over various issues. The Winter Session of Parliament began on December 11.

The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid ruckus minutes after it met.

As the proceedings began, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said Congress member Anand Sharma had wrongly presented his (Goel's) statement on Tuesday in order to disrupt the House and urged sked the Chair to correct the record of the earlier proceedings.

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said he would look at the records to "verify" the claims.

The Congress MPs loudly objected to Goel's allegation and many of them were on their feet.

They trooped to the Chair's podium raising slogans. The party has already been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal.

The AIADMK and DMK members were already nearing the podium protesting against a proposed dam on the Cauvery river.

Amid the ruckus and sloganeering, Naidu adjourned the House for the day.

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