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Namibian delegation visits Parliament ‘to learn’, welcomed in RS amid protests

A visiting Namibian parliamentary delegation was welcomed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday amid slogan-shouting and ruckus by the opposition MPs over vacant posts in several statutory commissions.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2017 14:28 IST
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The Namibian delegation was welcomed in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests.
The Namibian delegation was welcomed in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests.(PTI File Photo)

A visiting Namibian parliamentary delegation was welcomed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday amid slogan-shouting and ruckus by the opposition MPs over vacant posts in several statutory commissions.

While several Opposition MPs were protesting in the Well, deputy chairman PJ Kurien asked them to stop as he read out a statement welcoming the delegation led by the speaker of national assembly of Namibia, Peter H Katjavivi, who was sitting in the special box in the Upper House.

“We hope that during their stay here, they would see and learn more about our Parliamentary system,” Kurien said and wished them a fruitful stay.

The Namibian speaker rose from his seat to acknowledge the greetings while the delegation was being welcomed.

While some of the protesting members were seen greeting the delegation members, some others, however, had a good laugh on the phrase “learn about our parliamentary system” as they resumed slogan-shouting soon after Kurien completed his statement.

This forced the Chair to adjourn the House for some time soon thereafter.