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RS adjourns amid protests by members on various issues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was today adjourned for the day amid continuing protests by opposition parties and NDA ally on various issues including demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, the Cauvery row, sealing in and

As soon as the reconvened at 2 pm after an adjournment earlier in the day, Trinamool (TMC) member stood up seeking the Chair's permission to raise a point of order.

However, Deputy of the P J Kurien, who was in the Chair, said the House needs to be in order first.

Unrelenting members from stormed the Well carrying placards demanding special status for while the AIADMK demanded setting up of Cauvery water management board.

Joining them, members shouted slogans seeking an end to the sealing drive in whereas the and the TMC raised the issue.

Amid the noisy protests, for Drinking Water and Sanitation S S Ahluwalia laid on the table of the House the statement regarding the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the 35th report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development on Demands for Grants (2017-18).

However, as the pandemonium continued, Kurien adjourned the proceedings of the House for the day after barely a couple of minutes.

Earlier in the day, after the papers were laid in the House, members of TDP, YSRC, TMC, AIADMK and were up on their feet seeking to raise a point of order.

tried to pacify the members and conduct the Zero Hour but the protesting members trooped into the Well holding placards and shouting slogans. The only member protesting in the Well was K V P Ramachandra Rao from

"When there is no order, how can there be a point of order? This is too much," Naidu said asking members to go back to their seats.

"I don't find any reason to come to the Well of House," the said adding that he is allowing discussion on all subjects.

With members continuing their protest, the was forced to adjourn the House till 2 pm.

The did not function the entire last week due to uproar by the opposition as well as NDA ally TDP, barring one hour on March 8 when members participated in a discussion to mark the

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:10 IST