Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns the House as MPs gather near the well of Parliament over various issues in New Delhi on March 7

There was no let up in protests in the Lok Sabha as members from principal opposition Congress carrying placards against government rushed to the well of the House as soon as the day's proceedings got underway.

Both the houses of Parliament failed to conduct any business on the sixth consecutive day due to continuing protests by political parties and government's inability to placate them.

Members from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and some other opposition parties protested against the banking fraud committed by Nirav Modi and his associates, while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the YSR Congress demonstrated for the special economic status for Andhra Pradesh. TRS members raised the issue of increasing job reservation quota in Telangana while AIADMK pressed the demand for setting up of Cauvery Management Board. She was forced to adjourn the House for the second and final time for the day at 1215 hrs. The amendment facilitates the orderly growth of the chit funds sector.

Mahajan tried to take up the Question Hour - but in vain because of the din.

A similar situation prevailed in the Rajya Sabha which was adjourned within minutes after it met for the day.

When the House met again at 2 pm, minister SS Ahluwalia laid on the table the statement regarding the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the 35th report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development on Demands for Grants (2017-18).

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House till 2 PM amidst noisy scenes. Aam Aadmi Party members raised the issue of sealing of properties in Delhi. P J Kurien adjourned the House till tomorrow.

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