Lok Sabha adjourned amid TDP, Congress MPs' protests; House to meet again on 5 March

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly after 12 pm, without transacting much business amid protest by members from Andhra Pradesh and the Congress, bringing to end the first half of Budget session in the Lower House. It will now convene on 5 March, for the second half of the Budget Session.

File image of the Lok Sabha. PTI

File image of the Lok Sabha. PTI

The first adjournment on Friday came within minutes after the House met.

As soon as the House met, members from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Yuvajana Shramika Rythu (YSR) Congress trooped near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's podium and started raising slogans demanding 'justice' for the state from which Telangana was carved in 2014.

Protesting members kept raising slogans as Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was answering the first question.

Mahajan urged the members to go back but they continued to protest. In the din, Speaker adjourned the House till 12 pm.

When the House met again, papers were laid amid protests by the TDP and YSR Congress members, and Congress MPs also trooped near the Speaker's podium demanding clarification on the Rafale deal.

Speaker Mahajan then adjourned the House for the day.

The second part of the Budget Session will conclude on 6 April.


Updated Date: Feb 09, 2018 14:21 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See