Uproar over Uttarakhand forces Rajya Sabha adjournment

The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday as Congress members raised the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand

IANS April 25, 2016 14:04:54 IST
Uproar over Uttarakhand forces Rajya Sabha adjournment

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Monday as Congress members raised the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand, raising slogans against the Narendra Modi government.

As soon as the house met, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue.

Azad blamed the central government for creating an "atmosphere" just before the parliament session that would lead to disruptions.

"We as the opposition want the house to function and legislation passed. But in the recent past, we have seen how an atmosphere was created to stall the proceedings of the house. For the first time in the history of Indian politics, President's Rule was imposed in Uttarakhand without following any rules and regulation. We demand a discussion on this," said Azad.

Uproar over Uttarakhand forces Rajya Sabha adjournment

Rajya Sabha members caused an uproar.

"We are witnessing attempts from the ruling party to hinder the functioning of parliament. The central government provokes the opposition and induces disruptions," he said.

Azad also cited the example of what happened in Arunachal Pradesh, where a Congress government has been toppled.

He congratulated the judges of the Uttarakhand High Court who ruled against the President's Rule. "I congratulate judges who have the guts to face the central government."

To this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the matter was "subjudice" and hence cannot be commented upon. The opposition disagreed.

"We will discuss it and expose you," Congress leader Anand Sharma thundered.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the issue will be discussed in the house but not now.

"The issue can be discussed when the proclamation comes up for discussion. It cannot be discussed at a pre-proclamation stage," Jaitley said.

As per rules, once Article 356 is imposed on any state, it has to be approved by parliament within two months.

Following this the Congress members trooped near the chairman's podium raising slogans against the central government. Amid the ruckus, the house was first adjourned till 12 noon and then till 2 pm.

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