Prime Minister Modi stays back in Rajya Sabha during adjournment

During the brief adjournment, Modi remained seated in the House and so were most of the members from both Treasury.

Published: 01st December 2016 11:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2016 11:14 PM   |  A+A-


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File|Reuters)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In a bid to cool down tempters in the Upper House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stayed back in the Rajya Sabha despite an adjournment and used the opportunity to
interact with Opposition leaders who have stalled the Upper House for the last three weeks over demonetisation. 
Modi remained seated in the House of Elders even during an adjournment of 15 minutes as members from various political parties, including some from the Opposition, were seen going to his seat to
greet him and engage in a chit-chat.
Amid continuing Opposition demand for the presence of the PM in the debate on demonetisation, Modi reached the Rajya Sabha shortly before the Question Hour at 12.00 noon.
Questions relating to Prime Minister's Office were listed to be taken up during the Question Hour. However, the House was adjourned after about 15 minutes till 12.29 PM.
During the brief adjournment, Modi remained seated in the House and so were most of the members from both Treasury as well as Opposition benches.
Filmstar-turned politician Jaya Bachchan (SP) went to the PM and was seen exchanging pleasantries. She was followed by AIADMK members and a Left MP.
Renowned boxer and member of the House Mary Kom was also seen chatting with the PM.
Some lighter moments were also noticed as the PM smiled at times during his interaction with the leaders from across the political spectrum.


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