Added on : 2018-03-12 18:01:43
The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on Monday as parties continued their protests over various issues. Monday was the sixth consecutive day when the House witnessed bedlam. The first week of the second part of the Budget session, which began on 5 March, has been a virtual washout. The Question Hour became a casualty once again as members from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) stormed the Well raising slogans. Members of the Congress were also on their feet. The House was earlier adjourned till 12 noon by speaker Sumitra Mahajan within a few minutes of start of proceedings. The Lok Sabha had been witnessing similar scenes since 5 March with parties raising a host of issues such as Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, special status for Andhra Pradesh, enhanced quota for Telangana and constitution of the Cauvery river board to settle Tamil Nadu’s water dispute with neighbours. The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned today till 2pm due to unrelenting protests by the TDP, the AIADMK and some opposition parties on various issues including special status to Andhra Pradesh and the Cauvery row.