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Opposition members go into huddle after Rajya Sabha adjourned

Generally, members leave the House soon after adjournment but leader of the House Arun Jaitley and several party colleagues too remained seated for quite some time.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2018 15:39 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Agitated opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday went into a huddle with the leader of opposition after the House was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of meeting for the day.

Leader of the House Arun Jaitley and several of his party colleagues too remained seated in the House for quite some time.

Generally, members leave the House soon after adjournment.

Soon after the House was adjourned by chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, members from the Congress, SP, TMC, AAP and the Left parties went into the huddle with leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, apparently discussing floor strategy.

There were animated dissuasion among Azad, Derek O’Brien (TMC), Naresh Agarwal (SP), D Raja (CPI), Jairam Ramesh (Cong), and some other opposition members.

One of members was heard saying “boycott the House”.

Later, an opposition party MP said members were agitated after the adjournment as they have a lot of issues to raise.

Besides finance minister Jaitley, several other members from the Treasury benches too remained seated in the House post adjournment for several minutes.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 15:38 IST