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Parliament adjourned till March 20 amid protests by treasury benches, oppn

Parliament was adjourned for the day on Friday amid continued protests by both treasury benches and opposition members over Rahul Gandhi's remarks and Adani issue

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was adjourned for the day on Friday amid continued protests by both treasury benches and members over Rahul Gandhi's remarks and Adani issue.

Both and were adjourned within 20 minutes amid ruckus.

The MPs raised slogans in both the Houses demanding an apology from the Congress leader, while the MPs continued to target the Centre over the Adani issue.

Though Speaker Om Birla tried to run the proceedings by announcing Question Hour and asked Congress MP Manish Tewari to put up his question, he adjourned the House after around 20 minutes amid chaos.

will now reconvene on March 20.

The adjournment meant that the entire week's proceedings were washed out without any business having been transacted in both the Houses.

In an unprecedented move, the ruling members have been stalling the proceedings in both Houses, seeking Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's apology over his remarks on democracy in London.

The Congress-led has been protesting over the government's silence on the Adani Enterprises issue. It has been seeking a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the matter.

and Sonia Gandhi were present in the Lower House.

had met Birla on Thursday, seeking time to speak in .

He had later said that he wants to respond to allegations against him inside the House, but the is adamant that he apologises first.

Meanwhile, leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday sought to know why the BJP was scared to hold discussions in Parliament.

"Why are the BJP party members speaking here and there? Why are they scared to hold discussions in Parliament? BJP is scared of . PM Modi's 56 inches chest has now shrunk," Chowdhury said.




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First Published: Fri, March 17 2023. 13:03 IST