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Parliament disruption continues over National Herald case

ANI  |  New Delhi 

The was adjourned for the fourth time today till 2 pm as the members continued to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government over the Herald issue.

The House was adjourned four times in the pre-lunch session as members trooped into the well shouting slogans. As soon as the House for the day, members rushed to the well.

Meanwhile, the BJD members from also trooped into the well of the House demanding that the stoppage of the Polavaram Dam project.

When the House at noon, Chairman Mohammed tried to take up but in vain. He asked the agitating BJD members not to display placards. Congress members continued to raise slogans forcing him to adjourn the House for the third time till 12:15 pm. The situation was the same when the House re-assembled. As noisy scenes continued, he adjourned the House till 2 pm.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the where the leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Herald case was a move to intimidate the Congress and added 'you will never be able to intimidate us'.


"We are not against the judiciary. We are protesting against your intent to oppress. You compared Dalits to dogs, you have to answer for that," he added.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu hit back at Kharge and clarified that the government has nothing to do with the Herald case and that it was a court order and alleged that the Congress was trying to threaten the judiciary through the


"We know what happened to the judiciary during the emergency. They are obstructing the progress of the country. VK Singh has categorically said nothing like that happened.

Congress is not ready to accept the verdict of the people in the elections," Naidu added.

First Published: Wed, December 09 2015. 14:24 IST