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TDP, Congress create ruckus in RS, House adjourned till 2.30 p.m.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 p.m. on Friday amid protests by members from seeking special status for the state and the demanding discussion on a privilege notice against for targeting on

Soon after the House reassembled after its adjournment till noon, informed the members about the health of member from Odisha, who fell down in the Parliament premises.

member then urged the to continue with budget discussion and do away with the Question Hour.

Taking the sense of the House, Naidu asked member to continue with his speech.

But the members from including TDP's C.M. Ramesh and Congress's K.V.P. Ramchandra Rao trooped near Chairman's podium and started sloganeering over the issue of special status to the state.

member was also heard seeking to know from the about the status of her privilege notice against Rijiju.

Responding to it, Naidu said: "You meet me in the chamber not in the House." But Chowdhury and other members continued with their demand.

To this, Naidu said: "Let me go through the notice. Then I will decide."

As the ruckus continued, the then adjourned the House till 2.30 p.m.

Rijiju on Thursday had posted a clip of mythological character Surpanakha from Ramanand Sagar's epic serial on Doordarshan "Ramayana" hinting probably about Narendra Modi's dig at Chowdhury during his reply to the motion of thanks to the President's address.

Earlier, Naidu was forced to adjourn the House till noon due to ruckus created by members from the TDP.

Soon after the House met for the day Naidu conducted important legislative business and allowed the members to raise their issues in the Zero Hour.

However, a group of members from trooped near the Chairman's podium and started sloganeering.

"We want justice," the agitating members, including C.M.Ramesh, were heard saying.

Naidu urged the members to go back to their seats but they continued their protests.

When they continued with their protest despite his request, Naidu said he could not run the House amid ruckus and then adjourned the till noon.

Earlier in the day, the TDP and YSR Congress members protested near in Parliament house complex raising slogans demanding 'justice' for Andhra Pradesh.

Friday is the last day of the first half of Budget Session. It will resume on March 5, and conclude on April 6.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 14:02 IST