Parliament Highlights: Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned for the day as the Opposition leaders continued their sloganeering to demand discussions on the rise in fuel prices. Meanwhile, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will function as per usual timings existing before the Covid-19 situation from Tuesday.
Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge raised the issue of sharp rise in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG in Rajya Sabha on Monday, and demanded that the Upper House discuss this “burning subject” as people are suffering. Soon after the house was adjourned for the first time, Kharge said Congress MPs would continue their agitation once the Rajya Sabha reconvened.
Amid the high-voltage run-up to the Assembly elections in four states and a Union Territory, the month-long second leg of the Budget session began today. Trinamool Congress leaders in both houses of parliament, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O Brien, wrote letters to the Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman respectively, calling for the adjournment of the session in view of the upcoming Assembly polls.