NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day following an uproar by the opposition members demanding a discussion on the Adani issue. The Lok Sabha too has been adjourned.
Both Houses will meet on February 6 next.
While adjourning the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said opposition members, who had trooped inside the well of the House, will be "dealt with".
As soon as the Upper House resumed at 2.30 pm after being adjourned in the morning, Dhankhar called for the introduction of private member bills.
However, the opposition members continued their protest, demanding a discussion and a joint parliamentary committee probe into the fraud-allegation-triggered rout in Adani Group company stocks.
Dhankhar asked the members who had entered the well of the House to go back to their seats, saying he shares the "distress and anguish" of millions of people over "the kind of lack of decorum we are exhibiting here".
Dhankhar asked the members to maintain order and allow the business of the House to be taken up. But the unrelenting opposition members continued their protest, following which, he adjourned the House for the day.
Earlier in the day, Dhankhar rejected the 15 adjournment notices filed by members of various opposition parties to discuss the Adani Group issue in the wake of allegations made against the conglomerate by a US-based short seller.
"I have received 15 notices under Rule 267 from different members. I have gone through all the notices. I am unable to accede to them as these are not fulfilling the requirements of rule 267 and are not in conformity with the direction by the chair on December 8, 2022," the chairman said, leading to uproar from opposition members.
He told the Rajya Sabha that of the 15 notices he received for consideration under rule 267, six from Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, Syed Naseer Hussain, Pramod Tiwari, Kumar Ketkar, Amee Yajnik and Neeraj Dangi are identical.
Notices from John Brittas, A A Raheem, V Sivadasan and Tiruchi Siva are also identical.
The other notices are from K Keshava Rao, Elamaram Kareem, Sanjay Singh, Santhosh Kumar P and Priyanka Chaturvedi, the chairman noted.
Dhankhar told the protesting members that Parliament is the essence and the North Star of democracy.
It is a place for discussion and deliberation to realise the aspirations and dreams of the people and not a place of disturbance, he said.
Lok Sabha adjourned for day
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Friday as Opposition members raised slogans demanding a discussion and a joint parliamentary committee probe into the fraud-allegation-triggered rout in Adani Group company stocks.
Soon after the House met for the day, Opposition members were on their feet shouting slogans and demanding a probe into the tanking of the Adani Group scrips and sought a probe into the business practices of the corporate giant.
Speaker Om Birla appealed to members to stop their protests and participate in the discussions.
However, an unrelenting Opposition continued their protests and sloganeering, forcing the speaker to adjourn the proceedings till 2 pm.
After the House met for the second time in the day, opposition members continued with their demand.
Amid sloganeering, Rajendra Agarwal, who was in the Chair, allowed the laying of parliamentary papers in the House.
Agarwal also appealed to Opposition members to go back to their seats and allow discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address to a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament.
As the protest continued, he adjourned Lok Sabha for the day.