Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid sloganeering by Congress members demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

The House had resumed at 2 p.m. after it saw repeated disruptions.

The Congress members wanted Modi to apologise for alleging at an election rally in Gujarat that Manmohan Singh and others at a dinner meeting discussed the Gujarat Assembly election with Pakistani diplomats.

As soon as the House met, Congress members were on their feet. Many had given notice under Rule 267 to suspend all listed business and discuss the issue.

However, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected all the notices and asked the members to continue with Zero Hour submissions. The Congress members then trooped near the Chair’s podium shouting slogans.

Earlier, Naidu adjourned the House till noon after his repeated requests to maintain order failed to bring peace.

As soon as the House met again for the Question Hour, the Congress members again shouted slogans. The Chair then adjourned the House till 2 p.m.