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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The was adjourned for the day on Wednesday, minutes after it reassembled at 2 p.m., without transacting any business amid a ruckus by government ally and the members over various issues.

Members from the Congress, and the raised slogans against the and

As soon as the House reassembled in the afternoon, some and members trooped near the Chair's podium holding placards.

Deputy repeatedly asked the agitating members to go back to their seats, but they did not relent.

Kurien then adjourned the House for the day.

Earlier, the proceedings of the were adjourned till 2 p.m. amid vociferous protests by the members of the TDP, and some other opposition parties over various issues.

As soon as Zero Hour began, members from the and the AIADMK trooped near the Chairman's podium holding placards and shouting slogans.

urged the agitating members to allow the House to function but the members were on their feet.

When the members did not relent, Naidu adjourned the House till 2 p.m.

When the House had met for the day, the members mourned the death of and former member V.P.M. Swamy.

The House also paid tributes to the troopers who lost their lives in the Sukma Naxal attack in on Tuesday and the trekkers who were killed in a forest fire in on Sunday.

Members from the and other opposition parties have been creating a ruckus over issues ranging from the PNB by to the constitution of the and special status to



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 14:58 IST