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Lok Sabha adjourns amid noisy protests over various issues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The proceedings were adjourned till noon today as members from various parties, including NDA ally and AIADMK, continued their protests on various issues for the fourth consecutive day. Members from the TDP, AIADMK, TRS and TMC trooped into the Well, with many holding placards and raising slogans. While the was demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, the sought immediate setting up of Cauvery River Management Board. Members from the TRS were demanding an increase in quota. extended greetings for being celebrated today and also read out a message.

Soon after members trooped into the Well even as Parliamentary Affairs requested the to continue with the Question Hour. "We are ready to discuss irregularities in the (sector)," the said. Under Rule 193, a discussion on alleged systemic irregularities in sector over the years and its impact on Indian economy has been scheduled for today in the House. As the din continued, Mahajan adjourned the proceedings till noon. This is the fourth straight day that Question Hour has been washed out in the leader and Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju was not present in the House even though it was the question day of the ministry. However, of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha was present. Disappointed over the Centre not granting special status to Andhra Pradesh, the had late last night announced that the party's two ministers -- Raju and Y S Chowdary -- would resign from the central government. The protesting members were wearing stoles of their party colours. While members were sporting yellow stoles, those from TRS had donned pink scarves. members were wearing stoles in hues of white, black and red.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 12:00 IST