United Opposition Stalls Rajya Sabha Proceedings

Published: 05th August 2015 03:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2015 03:07 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes and sloganeering by the Opposition members which resulted in repeated adjournments. The Upper House also failed to transact any business for the day. And the protests started soon after the House met for the day’s proceedings. The Congress members started shouting slogans, holding placards and gathered near the Chairman’s podium, accusing Narendra Modi-led NDA Government of being “dictatorial”.

The Congress members were protesting against the suspension of 25 of their colleagues in the Lok Sabha.

They also displayed placards against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over their alleged association with former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

Congress MP Madhusudan Mistry waved black cloth as a mark of protest.

Amid the din, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien adjourned the House till noon. Similar scenes were witnessed when the House reconvened, and Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House till 2 pm.

As the House assembled at noon, disruptions erupted in no time. Slogans like “tanashahi nahi chalegi” (We won’t allow dictatorship), “shame on government” and “don’t murder democracy” were raised by the Congress members.

Some Members from the Treasury Benches also shouted slogans. When the House reassembled at noon, the commotion continued to prevail with the Congress members raising slogans. Protesters even asked Prime Minister Modi to respond.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp