Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid chaos

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Thursday amid chaos as both the opposition and the government MPs shouted and levelled allegations of corruption against each other.

Soon after the House met for the day’s business, the Chair allowed Leader of Opposition Gulam Nabi Azad to speak but the MPs from the treasury benches did not allow him to say anything.

“This should also go on record that in both the Houses it is the ruling party that is not allowing any work,” Azad said, adding that it was happening for the “first time in the history of India”.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien kept on requesting the protesting members to maintain peace but his pleas went unheard.

“Why should both sides create problem? I don’t know,” he said and adjourned the House till 12.

The winter session of Parliament, which started on November 16 but got washed away in protests against the government’s demonetisation decision, will conclude on Friday.

–IANS

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