Lok Sabha adjourned as MPs in RS block seats in protest

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 20

In a primary within the historical past of Parliament, ruckus within the Rajya Sabha right now led to an adjournment within the Lok Sabha.

Soon because the Lok Sabha assembled at three pm, Opposition Congress demanded its adjournment saying MPs allotted seats within the Rajya Sabha on account of Covid protocol will be unable to sit down there attributable to a dharna by some Rajya Sabha members. They sat in protest towards the passage of farm Bills even after House adjournment at 1 pm.

Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House for an hour attributable to unavailability of seats for some. On account of Covid protocol, each Houses are assembling at totally different instances lately to allow sufficient seats for MPs who have to observe a two-yard bodily distancing measure. While the Rajya Sabha sits from 9 am to 1 pm every day, the Lok Sabha timings are from three pm to 7 pm.

The Congress requested the Speaker for the scenario within the Rajya Sabha to normalise earlier than the Lok Sabha proceedings may begin.

“Since MPs have been allotted seats in the Rajya Sabha, which is currently disrupted, we urge the chair to adjourn the Lok Sabha until the Upper House situation normalises,” Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned, asking for a two-hour adjournment.

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