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LS proceedings washed out for entire week

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The proceedings were washed out for the fifth straight day, as members from parties including the TDP and the AIADMK, continued their protests on various issues.

This was the first week of Parliament's second leg of the Budget session, in which the Finance Bill 2018 and Demands for Grants are needed to be passed. However, the continued to witness ruckus and failed to transact any business during the entire week.

Opposition and were up in arms against the government over the Rs 12,700 crore fraud at country's second largest PSU lender and continued with their vociferous protests in the House.

parties -- TDP and YSR -- pressed for special status to be granted to the state.

Disappointed over the Centre not granting the status, the TDP pulled out its two ministers -- Raju and Y S Chowdary -- from the central government. The party continues to be an NDA ally.

As the met for the day, Sumitra Mahajan welcomed a parliamentary delegation from Later, the House paid tributes to former members Prabodh Panda, and who had died recently.

Soon after, the members from various parties trooped into the Well, prompting the to remark that after a minute of silence, the House is again witnessing din.

Members from AIADMK, TDP and YSR were in the Well holding placards. While the AIADMK was demanding constitution of the to settle water disputes with neighbouring states, few others were seen holding placards of Dravidian movement founder The TRS pressed for increased quota of Telangana.

(TDP), who had resigned yesterday as civil aviation minister, was seen standing in the Well with his party colleagues demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Like others, he too was wearing a stole depicting his party's colour.

While one was holding an idol, another had donned a colourful traditional headgear.

The Congress members continued to protest in the Well over the scam and were seen holding placards demanding bringing back of Nirav Modi-- the alleged kingpin of the Rs 12,700 crore fraud.

Amid the din, the first adjourned the House till noon and thereafter for the entire day.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 12:45 IST