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Rajya Sabha adjourned as opposition protests continue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Proceedings in the were washed out for the eighth straight day today, amid uproar by the opposition and NDA partner TDP on multiple issues ranging from India's biggest Rs 12,700 crore banking fraud, special package to and Cauvery water dispute.

The House was adjourned till 2 PM soon after it had assembled for the day. The called it a day soon after it reassembled at 2 PM as uproarious scenes continued.

When the re-assembled at 2 PM, the opposition members trooped into the Well raising slogans like "BJP Hatao, Desh Bachao" (remove BJP, save the country) and displaying placards.

Amid the din, Deputy P J Kurien, who was in the Chair, directed the to read out a message from the Lok Sabha. The of the informed the House about the passage of the Finance Bill and the appropriation bills by the Lower House, amid din.

As the noisy protests continued, Kurien thereafter adjourned the House for the day.

Three of the members in the House - R S Tiwari, and donned red caps as counting trends in the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls showed their party candidates leading in Phulpur and Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath's constitutency.

Earlier, the proceedings were adjourned till 2 PM as several parties continued their protests over multiple issues.

Before the adjournment, the House mourned the death of former member VPM and Stephen Hawking, the legendary British The House also expressed grief at the death of nine paramilitary personnel killed in a naxal attack in yesterday, as well as ten trekkers killed in a recent forest fire in

Soon after the listed papers were laid, several MPs trooped into the Well shouting slogans.

While the Trinamool and led the charge against the in the Punjab National Bank, parties carried banners demanding immediate constitution of on the river water sharing. Members of NDA constituent TDP carried placards demanding a special package for

The embers stood in silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls.

M Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to return to their seats and allow "This is not the way," he said, ordering that no part of the protest would either go on record or be shown on television.

He then adjourned the House till 2 PM.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 14:55 IST