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Amid Opp Protests, Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha Adjourned Sine Die Ahead of Schedule

In RS, Shiv Sena MPs sought to raise the issue of an FIR registered against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya, while other Opposition MPs wanted discussion on price rise..

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were

adjourned sine die on Thursday, a day ahead of the scheduled end of the Budget Session.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu could not read out his customary closing remarks that sum up the business conducted in the House during the session, as Shiv Sena and other Opposition MPs created a ruckus.

While Shiv Sena MPs sought to raise the issue of an FIR registered against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’ Kirit Somaiya for allegedly siphoning of Rs 100 crore collected from people as donations for saving aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien said no discussion on price rise was allowed during the entire session.

Congress members supported the Shiv Sena, saying if the issue of price rise was not allowed for a debate, at least a discussion on this alleged “scam” should be taken up.

Naidu said he has allowed the matter to be raised and asked the MPs to not disturb the proceedings.

With Opposition MPs unrelenting, he adjourned the proceedings sine die.

The Lok Sabha, too,  was adjourned sine die on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule.

As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Om Birla made the valedictory reference, summing up the proceedings of the session. He later adjourned the House sine die (indefinitely).

The Budget Session of Parliament began on January 31 and the first half ended on February 11 after the presentation of the Union Budget.

Thereafter both houses of Parliament went into recess to examine the budget papers.

The second half of the Budget Session began on March 14. According to the original schedule, the session was to conclude on April 8.

Besides the budgetary process, key Bills passed during the session include the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill and the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill.

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