Disruptions mar RS proceedings on first day

Disruptions mar RS proceedings on first day

New Delhi: Disruptions marred the first day of the Winter Session of the Rajya Sabha Friday as a determined opposition stalled proceedings protesting the disqualification of former JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and another MP of the same party and certain recent remarks of the Prime Minister.
The House was first adjourned for about 20 minutes till noon and again till 2.30 PM after it reassembled, with members of the Congress and Samajwadi Party trooping into the Well and raising slogans opposing the disqualification of Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari.
When the House reassembled after the first adjournment at noon, the Congress members also protested against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, after Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue.
Earlier when the House assembled, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu led the House in paying tributes to ten former members who passed away during the inter-session period. PTI

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