Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday - The New Indian Express

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

Published: 08th August 2013 03:37 PM

Last Updated: 08th August 2013 03:37 PM

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday following disruptions on several issues, including on the killing of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and the formation of Telangana.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met at 11 a.m. Thursday, Congress and Telugu Desam Party members, opposed to the carving of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh, raised their demand for the state remaining united.

After efforts to allow question hour to function failed, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the house till noon.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony made a statement on the killing of soldiers on the Line of Control, following which there was again ruckus.

Later, the house was adjourned till 2 p.m.

When the house reconvened, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prabhunath Singh was allowed by Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda, who was in chair, to speak on the killing of Indian soldiers.

When other members also wanted to speak on the issue, the chair adjourned the house till Monday.

Friday would be a holiday on the occasion of Eid.

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