Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings disrupted for 13th day as TDP, TRS, AIADMK protest

While members from the TDP, YSR Congress were seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh, the TRS was raising the issue related to farmers.

Published: 21st March 2018 11:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2018 01:43 PM   |  A+A-

In this file photo, opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. | PTI


NEW DELHI The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the 13th day today as the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK continued their noisy protests over various issues including special status for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery dispute.

Even before Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from these parties trooped into the Well holding placards.

While members from the TDP, YSR Congress were seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh, the TRS was raising the issue related to farmers.

The AIADMK has been demanding constitution of a Cauvery Management Board to resolve the water dispute.

As the protests continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

Barely five minutes after the Rajya Sabha assembled on Wednesday, it was adjourned for the day amid pandemonium.

As soon as Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu moved to proceed with the Zero Hour, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members rushed near the Chairman's podium, holding placards and shouting slogans. Read story here.

In Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav besides others were present in the House.

Since March 5, when Parliament had reassembled for the budget session after recess, the Lok Sabha has seen disruptions on a daily basis.

Amid noisy protests, the House had passed the Finance Bill and the appropriation bills last week without any discussion.


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