Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
10,829.3588.0
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following uproar over Karnataka issue

As soon as the House mourned the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and listed official papers laid on the table of the House, opposition members were up on their feet raising their issues.

PTI|
Jul 22, 2019, 12.27 PM IST
0Comments
PTI
RS---PTI
Parliamentarians observe silence during an obituary reference of sitting member Ram Chandra Paswan and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Rajya Sabha, during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, July 22, 2019.
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha proceedings were Monday adjourned for an hour following uproar in the House by Congress and other opposition parties over issues ranging from crisis in Karnataka to mob lynching.

While Congress members gave notice under Rule 267 seeking setting aside of the business of the day to take up the issue of Constitutional crisis in Karnataka, TMC members sent a similar notice over killings in Sonbhadra district of UP and a similar notice on mob lynching in Bihar by other opposition parties.

As soon as the House mourned the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and listed official papers laid on the table of the House, opposition members were up on their feet raising their issues.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said the Karnataka issue is pending before the Supreme Court and the House cannot discuss it.

"Please sit down. Please don't take right of members. There are 20 Zero Hour mentions which I have admitted," he said.

"The matter is before the Supreme Court. Both sides are in the court. How can you discuss it in the House?," he said.

As his pleas went unheeded and members started raising slogans, he asked members not to raise slogans.

As his repeated pleas went unheeded, he adjourned the House till 1200 hours.

Earlier the House mourned the death of Dikshit, who died on July 20 at the age of 81 years.

Reading out obituary reference, Naidu said she was the longest serving chief minister of Delhi and did pioneering development work during her 15-year tenure.

"In passing away of Sheila Dikshit, the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian and an able administrator," he said.

Members stood in silence in their places as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed soul.
0Comments

Also Read

IBC bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha mourns Sushma Swaraj's death

Rajya Sabha passes NID Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha approves resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times News App for Quarterly Results, Latest News in ITR, Business, Share Market, Live Sensex News & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service