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Budget session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day after protests by Opposition parties over special category status for Andhra Pradesh, Cauvery Board issue and PNB fraud.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2018 14:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns the House as MPs gather near the well of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

The Lok Sabha was adjourned abruptly on Wednesday amid protests by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over special category status for Andhra Pradesh, among other demands.

Minutes after the House assembled for the day, opposition members holding placards and raising slogans approached Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s podium.

In Rajya Sabha, opposition parties as well as members of TDP and AIADMK stalled the proceedings over the PNB banking fraud, special package for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery Board issue, forcing adjournment of the morning session. Amid sloganeering, Naidu adjourned the House till 1400 hrs saying the government has agreed and he has given permission to debate all issues, including bank fraud, Cauvery river water issue and matters concerning Andhra Pradesh.

Later, the House was adjourned till Thursday.

It was the third day in a row when the proceedings of the House were disrupted due to protests by these parties. Budget session of Parliament had reconvened after a month long recess on March 5.

Below are the highlights:

2:02pm: Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day soon after the House resumed.

1:45pm: DMK MPs stage protest outside Parliament over formation of Cauvery management board

12:10pm: Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day

11:40am: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all-party floor leaders meeting at 1 pm today, reports news agency ANI

11:20am:Lok Sbaha has been adjourned till 12 noon after protest by various Oppn parties

11:10pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm after uproar over vandalism of statues, Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status issue and Cauvery Management Board constitution.

10:40am: Telugu Desam Party MPs stage protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over “Special Category Status” for Andhra Pradesh among other demands (ANI Photo)

First Published: Mar 07, 2018 10:52 IST