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Cong protests over Rafale deal force adjournment of LS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

members today created uproarious scenes in the demanding a probe into the fighter aircraft deal by a Joint Parliamentary Committee, forcing an adjournment of the proceedings.

The members raised the issue as soon as the Zero Hour began with their leader

seeking the Speaker's permission to speak on the alleged scam.

As continued with the listed business, the opposition party members stormed into the Well of the House carrying placards and raising slogans.

They were heard demanding a JPC probe into the deal and a reply from

As they continued their vociferous protests, the adjourned the House first for 20 minutes till 1 PM.

When the House met again, the protests continued, forcing Mahajan to adjourn it again till 2 PM.

Amids the ruckus, the allowed some members to speak on issues concerning tribals to mark the Day today.

from spoke about threat to his life allegedly from the mafia.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 13:55 IST