The Congress-led opposition disrupted the proceedings in the Lok Sabha on Monday, demanding an inquiry into the death of former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader E Ahamed.
Some of the opposition MPs alleged there was a deliberate attempt on the part of authorities to delay the announcement of Ahamed’s death as the Union Budget 2017-18 was to be presented in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the Lok Sabha till 12pm after the opposition members carrying placards trooped into the well of the House.
Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joined the protests by members of Parliament from Kerala in the Parliament House complex.
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, told reporters that a parliamentary committee should be formed to probe Ahamed’s death and those who tried to hide it should be punished.
Congress leader KC Venugopal and RSP member NK Premachandran had given adjournment notices in the Lok Sabha. They are also protesting over the government’s decision not to adjourn the House and postpone the budget on the day of his death.