Parliament Highlights: Logjam continues in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha for 13th day
Since March 5, both Houses of the Parliament have witnessed disruptions on a daily basis. Below are the updates:india Updated: Mar 21, 2018 13:09 IST
Parliament proceedings were paralysed for the 13th straight day on Wednesday due to ruckus created by opposition parties.
Minutes after convening, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon and later for the day in the face of uproar by several protesting parties. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day within minutes, as protesting MPs stormed the Well of the House.
Since March 5, when Parliament met after a recess for the second phase of the budget session, both Houses have been witnessing disruptions on a daily basis.
Here are the updates:
12:06 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till Thursday.
12:02 pm: Lok Sabha resumes amid noisy protest.
11:05 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Ruckus in #RajyaSabha, TDP MPs storm the well of the House over demand of special status to #AndhraPradesh, opposition members say, 'it is also the duty of the govt to facilitate proceedings of the House.' Chairman adjourns the House till 11 am, tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/fI0KOvGgsE— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2018
11:01 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm soon after proceedings began. Loud slogans of ‘we want justice’ were raised in the House.
10.55 am: Congress MP Pratap Singh Banwa gives notice in Rajya Sabha for short duration discussion on the death of 39 Indians in Iraq’s Mosul.
10:15 am: TDP MPs protest inside Parliament premises over their demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh.
10:00 am: MP Pappu Yadav gives notice to Lok Sabha secretary-general asking for urgent discussion on the matter of granting special status to the state of Bihar.
(with inputs from agencies)