Proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament were disrupted yet again, with the Rajya Sabha adjourning for the day today and the Lok Sabha till 2 PM on various issues, including Rafale aircraft deal.
The Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar over Cauvery and Andhra Pradesh special status issues. As soon as the House met for the day, AIADMK and DMK members trooped into the well, demanding a permanent solution to Cauvery issue while TDP members sought benefits for Andhra Pradesh. TMC MPs also protested over the Home Ministry notification allowing security and intelligence agencies to monitor data on any computer. As pandemonium continued, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House till tomorrow.
In the Lok Sabha, the issues of Rafale aircraft, construction of Mekadatu dam over River Cauvery and demand for a special status to Andhra Pradesh continued to rock the proceedings. As the House re-assembled at noon after its first adjournment, the scene was no different as Congress members again surged into the well on Rafale. AIADMK members were also in the well against the construction of a dam over Cauvery. TDP members have been consistently demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to bring order to conduct the Zero Hour but in vain, forcing her to adjourn the House till 2 PM.
Earlier, when the House met for the day, Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge tried to raise Rafale issue demanding a JPC probe into the deal. The Speaker, however, denied permission. Later, Congress members trooped into the well, raising slogans. AIADMK and TDP members were already in the well. Amid noisy scenes, the Speaker repeatedly warned the agitating members of action. As protests continued, Ms Mahajan had adjourned till noon.