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Andhra MPs continue protest; Rajya Sabha adjourned again

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The saw two adjournments today as members from Andhra Pradesh, including NDA ally TDP, continued their protest demanding a special package for the state. When the House met for the day and papers were laid on the table, KVP (Cong) walked into the Well of the House holding a banner that read: "Implement Special Category Status, Reorganisation Act, assurance given by PM on 20.02.2014." A group of members soon joined him with their own placards and shouted slogans like "we want justice." M Venkaiah asked members to return to their seats so that the zero hour could be taken up. With members refusing to heed to his requests, said he had two options before him - adjourn the house or name the MPs. (TMC) urged the to take action against MPs so that the Zero Hour and further discussion on the Union Budget could take place.

Satyavrat Chaturvedi (Cong) too urged to take action so that the zero hour could be taken up. Naidu, however, adjourned the proceedings till 12 noon. When the House met again, opposition members including O'Brien suggested that the Question Hour be done away with and discussion on the budget commenced. The consented and (SP) began his speech. He said the budget was not in the interest of weaker sections. However, members of the and Rao again moved to the Well of the House. members began shouting "we want justice" slogans. then adjourned the House till 2:30 pm. Some opposition members stood on their seats to show their unhappiness as they were keen on the budget discussion. Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, and others were then seen engaged in a discussion.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 12:50 IST
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