Rajya Sabha adjourned over demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid the opposition’s protest over the issue of demonetisation.

There was heated exchange of words between the opposition and the ruling party members, which prompted the Chair to loudly scold the treasury benches for creating ruckus in the house.

“I am seeing for the first time treasury benches behaving like this,” Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said and threatened action against the MPs who were creating ruckus in the house.

A riled Kurien also scolded Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for apparently questioning the Chair’s authority to allow an opposition member to speak.

The opposition members came near the Chairman’s podium and started shouting slogans. The treasury members too loudly raised slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amid pandemonium, the house was adjourned for the day.