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Parliament highlights: Both Houses adjourned, no-confidence motion not taken up

Parliament session highlights: The motions given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government stand pending in Lok Sabha since March 16.

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TDP leaders protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Thursday (Express photo by Praveen Jain)

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the 14th consecutive day after noisy protests and sloganeering continued in the Parliament. Three no-confidence motions given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government were not taken up in Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha reconvened after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the session till noon Thursday, as chants of “we want justice” echoed in the House. Three no-confidence motions given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government stand pending in the Lok Sabha since March 16.

The Rajya Sabha, which passed Payment of Gratuity (amendments) Bill, 2018, was adjourned for the day after Opposition parties resorted to sloganeering in the Well. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu requesting the member to co-operate said, ” People want to know why the Chairman is adjourning the House? I would like to tell them that I don’t want the ugly scenes to be seen. Each day, someone or the other troops into the Well.”

The Lok Sabha proceedings on the day were first disrupted right after it had assembled with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourning the House till noon following chants of “we want justice.” After the House reconvened, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the BJP is ready to discuss every issue including bank scam, job creation, no-trust vote and appealed to the members to allow the session to function. The House was adjourned for the day after the Opposition gathered in the Well. Mahajan said she could not count the 50 members supporting the move as placards were blocking her view.

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