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Rajya Sabha Adjourned for Day, Lok Sabha Till 6 pm Amid Govt-Opposition Face-Off

Rajya Sabha chair Dhankhar rejected 12 notices under Rule 267 that sought discussion on allegations against the Adani group.
Image Courtesy: PTI

Image Courtesy: PTI

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Thursday as the logjam between Treasury and Opposition benches continued over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'democracy in danger' remark in London and a demand for a probe into allegations against the Adani Group.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned til 6 p.m as Opposition uproar demanding a JPC on the Adani issue continued.

As soon as the upper House resume its proceeding at 2 p.m, Deputy Chairman Harivansh called BJD member Sujeet Kumar to continue discussion on working of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship amid solganeering by ruling and opposition party members.

When the members refused to relent and gave no heed to the request by the Deputy Chairman to maintain order in the House, he adjourned the House for the day.

The pre-lunch session also saw the ruling BJP and Opposition parties engaging in a verbal duel.

MPs from both sides shouted slogans in support of their demands, prompting Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar to adjourn the proceedings till 2 pm.

Dhankhar rejected 12 notices under Rule 267 that sought discussion on the allegations against the Adani Group by setting aside the business of the day.

While Leader of the House and Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the nation was concerned about remarks made by Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge raised the failure of the government to constitute a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to probe allegations against Adani.

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 6 pm

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 6 pm on Thursday amid ruckus by Opposition members demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the alleged stock manipulation by the Adani Group.

The demand for grants for various ministries for 2023-24 will also be taken up for approval of Lok Sabha at 6 pm.

The adjournment came shortly after the House met at 2 pm.

Soon after papers were laid on the table of the House, Congress members were on their feet raising slogans and showing placards demanding a JPC. Several members also trooped near the Speaker's podium. 

Some members from the treasury benches were also on their feet.

Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, adjourned proceedings till 6 pm amid continuing protests.

The morning session had also witnessed protests with the proceedings adjourned till 2 pm.

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