NEW DELHI: An agitating Congress member in Lok Sabha today banged his placard on the table of the Speaker, prompting the angry Sumitra Mahajan to abruptly adjourned the House for an hour.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury banged his placard when discussion was underway on the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2015, amid continuing slogan-shouting by Congress members emanding resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
After Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda moved the bill for consideration, BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi spoke on it even when Congress members were in the Well shouting slogans against the government.
Amid the continued sloganeering by Opposition members against the government, Chowdhury stood up on a stand near the Speaker's table and banged his placard on it. He was saying something but could not be heard in the noise.
Angry at this, Mahajan adjourned the House for an hour at around 3 PM.
Even after the adjournment, some BJP members were seen protesting against the conduct of Chowdhury.
More than 30 members, including from the Congress, the Left and TRS, were shouting on the Well and many were holding placards.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen walking and then standing on the aisle. He was also seen chatting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi while the party's members were protesting on the Well.
The agitating members were heard shouting 'we want justice', among other slogans, and also thumping their placards.