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Lok Sabha, RS adjourned till noon

Lok Sabha, RS adjourned till noon

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Wednesday after unrelenting protests by the AIADMK and TDP members on different issues.

Soon after the House assembled, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wished the House a happy New Year and started the Question Hour.

But as soon as the proceedings began, AIADMK and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members trooped near the Speaker's podium and started sloganeering in support of their demands.

The AIADMK is protesting over the Cauvery water dispute while the TDP is demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Mahajan expressed dissatisfaction over the behaviour of the members and called it "unruly".

"This is not done. Please go to your seats. Your problem will not get resolved like this. You should talk to the Minister and not protest like this. You are not sending a good message to your constituencies too. This unruly behaviour is not proper," she said.

As the din continued, Mahajan adjourned the House till noon.

Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday for 15 minutes as AIADMK members continued their protest and slogan-shouting over Cauvery river water issue.

When the House re-assembled at 11.40 am, it was adjourned again till noon.

The AIADMK members trooped into the well of the House over the construction of dam on Cauvery river. They were shouting slogans like "we want justice".

Congress members were on their feet demanding a probe into Rafale jet deal by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

As soon as the important papers were laid on the table by ministers and other members, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to members for smooth functioning of the House as only four working days were left in the current Winter Session.

He said many Bills and discussions on important matters are pending.

Naidu warned AIADMK members that he would name them if they do not return to their seats.

However, AIADMK members continued their protest in the well, forcing the Chairman to adjourn the House for 15 minutes.

PTI

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