Budget session: Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid oppn protests over PNB fraud
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Budget session: Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid oppn protests over PNB fraud

Congress members raised slogans demanding that Nirav Modi, the key accused in the PNB fraud case, be brought back to India

india Updated: Mar 12, 2018 12:04 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns the House as MPs gather near the well of Parliament over various issues, in New Delhi on March 7.(PTI File Photo)

The Lok Sabha was disrupted on Monday amid continuing protests by the opposition over the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and other issues, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the House till noon.

Within minutes after it met, members from various parties trooped near the Speaker’s podium, raising slogans on different issues, including the banking irregularities.

Congress members were seen raising slogans demanding that Nirav Modi, the key accused in the PNB fraud case, be brought back to India.

Mahajan tried to take up the Question Hour -- but in vain because of the din. She then adjourned the House till noon.

Last week, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business.

The Budget Session of the Parliament, which had resumed on March 5, was washed out for the entire week as opposition parties and some ruling NDA allies continued their unrelenting protests over various issues, including the banking scam, a special package to Andhra Pradesh and the Cauvery water dispute.

First Published: Mar 12, 2018 12:03 IST