Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 20
In a primary within the historical past of the Indian Parliament, a ruckus in Rajya Sabha on Sunday led to the adjournment within the Lok Sabha.
Soon because the Lok Sabha assembled at three pm at this time, Opposition Congress demanded its adjournment saying the MPs allotted seats within the Rajya Sabha on account of the COVID protocols won’t be able to take a seat there as a result of a ‘dharna’ by some Rajya Sabha members.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the end adjourned the House for an hour till four pm as a result of unavailability of seating for all MPs amid the Rajya Sabha ruckus even after the Upper House was adjourned round 1.30 pm after the passage of controversial farm payments.
On account of COVID protocols, each homes assemble at completely different instances as of late to allow sufficient seats for MPs who’re mandated to observe the two-yard social distancing measure.
While the Rajya Sabha sits from 9 am to 1 pm every day, the LS sits from three pm to 7 pm.
But with TMC members sitting in dharna in Rajya Sabha at this time to oppose the passage of farm payments there, Speaker Birla adjourned the Lok Sabha for an hour on the Opposition Congress’ request for the scenario in Rajya Sabha to normalise.
“Since the MPs of various parties have been allotted seats in Rajya Sabha, which is currently disrupted, we urge the chair to adjourn the Lok Sabha until Rajya Sabha situation normalises,” Congress chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned, asking for a two-hour adjournment.
The Speaker, who earlier mentioned he would accommodate all MPs within the guests’ galleries and wouldn’t think about Rajya Sabha part of the Lok Sabha proceedings for the day, later conceded to Congress request for an adjournment.
The Speaker adjourned the House after first making an attempt to motive that the House has to take up a dialogue on COVID-19 at this time and it was too essential a matter to be postponed.
Although Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi requested the Speaker to carry on to his earlier ruling of operating the home and accommodating MPs within the guests’ galleries, the Speaker taking a look at Adhir Ranjan mentioned, “I am agreeing to you. The house is adjourned till 4 pm.”
This is the primary time in Parliamentary historical past that one home has needed to be adjourned not for ruckus therein however for ruckus within the different home.