LS adjourned till noon, RS adjourned for day amid uproar
New Delhi: The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for nearly 50 minutes Monday amid sparring between treasury and opposition benches over the Rafale deal issue.
As soon as the House took up Question Hour, members from the AIADMK, TDP and Congress rushed to the Well raising slogans.
While the AIADMK was raising issues related to construction of a dam over River Cauvery, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
Congress members raised the issue of government's stand in the Supreme Court over the Rafale deal and accused it of misleading the top court.
Standing at their benches, BJP members raised slogans such as "Rahul Gandhi apologise" and "Rahul Gandhi chor hai" to counter the Congress offensive.
After nearly five minutes of slogan shouting from both sides, the House was adjourned till noon around 11.10 AM.
Monday is the fifth sitting of the Winter session. While on day one on Tuesday last, the two Houses were adjourned for the day after obituary references to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other sitting members, little business was transacted in the two Houses on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Parliament met Monday after the weekend.
The Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned for the day amid disturbances, minutes after it met for the day.
Soon after the House assembled, AIADMK and DMK members trooped to the Chair's podium, holding placards. They were protesting against a proposed dam on the Cauvery river.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad tried to say something which was not audible in the din.
Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu then adjourned the House for the day.