Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned amid Congress protests over insinuations by PM Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi: Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments for the second day on Monday as the main Opposition Congress protested over comments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Raising slogans against Mr Modi, they trooped into the Well of both the Houses and sought the Prime Minister’s apology.
After repeated adjournments, both the Houses were adjourned for the day. While Rajya Sabha could not transact any business, the government managed to introduce five bills amid the din in Lok Sabha, most notable being the Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill and the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, among others.
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned amid Congress protests over insinuations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. The House was first adjourned shortly after it convened for the day. When it reconvened at 12 pm, members from the Congress and the Left parties trooped into the Well.
While Congress MPs sought Mr Modi’s apology over his remarks on Dr Singh made during the election campaigning in Gujarat, Left parties MPs too were seen raising certain issues pertaining to Kerala.
Amid the uproar by the Opposition, five bills were introduced after the papers listed for the day were laid. Finance minister Arun Jaitley also tabled the “Supplementary Demand for Grants — Second Batch for 2017-18”.
Finally Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for the day amid all the pandemonium.
In Rajya Sabha too, Congress members disrupted proceedings on the same issue related to Prime Minister’s comments on Dr Manmohan Singh, forcing the adjournment of the House without transacting any legislative business.
The Upper House was first adjourned till noon barely ten minutes after it assembled for the day. As the House met at noon for Question Hour after an earlier adjournment, Congress leader Anand Sharma demanded a clarification by the Prime Minister on his remarks about Dr Singh, a sitting Rajya Sabha member.