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RS fails to conduct business, adjourned for the day

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday failed to conduct any business due to a continued standoff between the and several other parties over a range of issues including special status for Andhra Pradesh, the PNB fraud and the sealing drive in

The witnessed uproarious scenes on Monday forcing the to adjourn it for the day.

Soon after the House resumed at 2 p.m. following its first adjournment of the day, the constituent (TDP) and some opposition parties, including the and the (AAP), created a ruckus pressing for their demands.

The AAP members were heard raising the issue of sealing of commercial establishments in

Deputy tried to run the House but failed as the agitating members did not relent.

"I have no option other than to adjourn the House," Kurien said and then adjourned the house for the day amid the chaos.

Earlier, when the House assembled for the day, it was adjourned within minutes by following protests by members.

As the listed papers were laid on the table of the House, Naidu, taking up Zero Hour, asked YSR to raise his issue.

But within no time, the TDP members trooped near the Chairman's podium holding placards in support of their demand for special status to

The and the members were also on their feet. The Congress has been demanding discussion over cases, including the Rs 12,600 crore scam, while the has been pressing for the setting up of the

Naidu urged the agitated members to go back to their seats and allow the House to conduct the Zero Hour.

"This is too much. I am allowing every issue to be raised and find no reason to disturb the proceedings. It's very bad and sending wrong message outside," Naidu said as he adjourned the House till 2 p.m.

Earlier, Naidu expressed his anguish over the absence of some Ministers and laying down of papers by others without taking the Chair's consent.

"Statements have to be made by the concerned Ministers only. I hope will take note of it," he said.

The first day of the second week of the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament was thus a total washout.

The first week of the resumed Budget session was a complete washout. On Friday, for the fifth consecutive day, members continued to protest on issues such as bank fraud, special status to and setting up of

The second part of the budget session of Parliament began on March 5 after a month-long recess and would conclude on April 6. The first part of the budget session was held from January 29 to February 9.

On March 8, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the functioned for a brief period when women members urged the to pass the Women's Reservation Bill.



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