Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus by TDP, AIADMK


Lok Sabha was adjourned by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for some time.

However, the members in Well, including those from TDP who were demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh and AIADMK who were seeking immediate setting up of Cauvery River Management Board, continued to raise slogans and displaying placards.

Not much business has been carried out since the second leg of the Budget Session of Parliament began on March 5, with the noisy protests stalling proceedings every day, barring for one hour on March 8, when members participated in a discussion to mark the International Women's Day in the Upper House.

The resolution said the Centre has to provide financial assistance to Amaravati, besides giving special category status as promised by the former prime minister, railway zone for Visakhapatnam, establishing Dugarajapatnam port, steel factory at Kadapa and petro-chemical complex at Kakinada and a special package for backward districts on the lines of Bundelkhand and Koraput-Kalahandi. Modi once said, "the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh reminded me the condition, where a mother is killed, after giving birth to a newborn".

When the House met for in the morning, Chairman Naidu adjourned it till 2 p.m, after his appeal to the members to not display placards etc., or make noise fell on deaf ears.

"When there is no order, how can there be a point of order?"

After congratulating Indian medal winners at Archery World Cup and ISSF World Shooting Championships, Naidu said it is against the rules to speak without permission of the Chair as well as making comments while being seated. "I don't find any reason to come to the Well of House", the chairman said adding that he is allowing discussion on all subjects.

Mr Naidu also repeated his request to members not to display placards inside the House.

Meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party today gave a notice in Rajya Sabha over short duration discussion on sealing drive in Delhi. However, as the pandemonium continued, Kurien adjourned the proceedings of the House for the day after barely a couple of minutes. His remark was in reference to catcalls being made from treasury benches when he called P Chidambaram to lay on the table a Parliamentary Standing Committee report on Home Affairs.