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Turmoil in Parliament for fifth consecutive day

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day at noon and Rajya Sabha till 2 PM after two earlier adjournments during Question Hour. (PTI) Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day at noon and Rajya Sabha till 2 PM after two earlier adjournments during Question Hour. (PTI)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: February 11, 2014 1:46 pm

Turmoil in Parliament over Telangana and other issues took a toll on the proceedings for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, as a result of which no substantive business could be transacted.

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day at noon and Rajya Sabha till 2 PM after two earlier adjournments during Question Hour.

The ruckus in both Houses, however, did not deter the Chair to introduce three bills – two in Rajya Sabha and one in Lok Sabha – as members of several parties trooped into the Well raising slogans on their respective demands.

As soon as Lok Sabha met at noon after one adjournment, over 40 members from different parties, including supporters and opponents of Telangana, walked into the Well raising various issues, including Telangana.

Amid continuing pandemonium, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till Wednesday after laying of papers and introduction of a bill seeking to acquire certain areas in Mumbai for the Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial.

In the din, the Speaker allowed Congress member Thokchom Meinya to raise the issue of attacks against Northeastern people in different parts of the country, including Delhi. He claimed that “racial profiling” of these citizens was being carried out and wanted urgent action to check the menace.

Pandemonium prevailed in Rajya Sabha too, with the House witnessing unruly scenes, leading to three adjournments in the pre-lunch session. The House was adjourned till 2 PM by Deputy Chairman P J Kurien.

Amid the din the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 and the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014, were introduced.

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