Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3

LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urges all parties to find a solution to the continued House logjam

While the Congress and Trinamool Congress sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply in the banking fraud case, BJP's ally TDP continued to seek special economic package for Andhra Pradesh.

But soon after the hour-long discussion on women's issues, several member trooped into the Well carrying placards and raising slogans, forcing Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House till 2pm.

Members from AIADMK raised the issue of the constitution of Cauvery Management Board. Members from the TRS too were seen protesting holding placards.

However when the House met for the day and before the disruptions began, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan extended greetings on the International Women's Day and said women's empowerment was the need of the hour as well as a big challenge.

Opposition parties as well as AIADMK members resumed their protests in Rajaya Sabha today on various issues soon after the lawmakers spoke on the occasion of the International Women Day.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed one adjournment each before adjourning finally for the day as opposition stalled proceedings by trooping into the well amidst sloganeering. "This is sad", he said before adjourning the proceedings till the afternoon.

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"Anyone can speak only when the house is in order", she said.

As the protests continued, Speaker Mahajan first adjourned the proceedings till noon.

"Viplove, in our language, means revolution", he said.

Congress, Left parties and TMC and others raised the issue of irregularities in the banking sector. However, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien disallowed him from doing so and asked him to persuade his protesting party colleagues to return to their seats from the Well. Nearly immediately thereafter, the opposition members again stormed the Well raising slogans and displaying placards.

Kumar said the Congress never expected that the government will accept their notice so fast. There was no official bill listed in the business for the day.

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