Both Houses of Parliament witness ruckus by Opposition over Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC and other related issues.
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 PM following ruckus by the opposition on Citizenship Amendment Act, NPR and related issues. When the House met at 12 noon after first adjournment, the members from Congress, Left, TMC, BSP, SP and others again try to raise the issue but Deputy Chairman Harivansh denied the permission. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the people are protesting across the country against the CAA and urged the chair to allow to raise the issue. As noisy scene continued, the House was adjourned till 2 PM.
Earlier, the opposition members had given adjournment notices over the issue which was denied by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. But opposition members continued to seek to raise issue leading to adjournment of the House till 12 PM.
The House paid tribute to the departed Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said. It also expressed condolences over the loss of lives in tragic bushfire incident in Australia.
In Lok Sabha also, Opposition MPs led by Congress created an uproar today. As soon as the House met for the day, Congress, DMK, BSP and Left MPs trooped to the well of the House shouting slogans, ‘save democracy’. Members also raised slogan over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens. The agitated members also raised slogans when MoS finance Anurag Thakur stood to answer a question for his recent controversial remarks during Delhi election campaign. Speaker Om Birla repeatedly asked members to go back to their seats. But they continued sloganeering during Question Hour