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Rajya Sabha adjourned after protests over demonetisation drive

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day amid the opposition’s protest over the issue of demonetisation on Wednesday .

Parliament winter session 2016 Updated: Nov 23, 2016 17:02 IST
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A riled Kurien also scolded Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for apparently questioning the Chair’s authority to allow an opposition member to speak. (PTI)

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day amid the opposition’s protest over the issue of demonetisation on Wednesday .

There was heated exchange between the opposition and the ruling party members, which prompted the Chair to raise his voice towards the treasury benches for creating ruckus in the house.

“I am seeing for the first time treasury benches behaving like this,” Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien said and threatened action against the MPs who were creating ruckus in the house.

A riled Kurien also admonished minister of state for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for apparently questioning the Chair’s authority to allow an opposition member to speak.

The opposition members came near the Chairman’s podium and started shouting slogans. The treasury members too loudly raised slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amid pandemonium, the house was adjourned for the day.