New Delhi, Jul 9 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12pm on Tuesday amid Congress and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) uproar over Karnataka crisis and disinvestment of Public Sector Units issue.
This was the first occasion when the proceedings of the House were adjourned in this session.
Soon after the laying of the papers, when Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu initiated the ‘Zero Hour’, Congress Member BK Hariprasad and Dola Sen of AITC inquired about their ‘adjournment motion notice’. Mr Naidu asked the Congress Member to raise the issue during the ‘Question Hour'.
He also informed the AITC Member that since the ‘disinvestment issue' was raised in the House on June 21, it would not be allowed again. At this the AITC members stood up in protest and trooped into the well.
Mr Naidu requested them to take their seats saying, 'The House has been functioning smoothly for the last 13 days which is being appreciated widely. You cannot disrupt the ‘Zero Hour’ like this. The issues can be raised during Question Hour'. The Congress Members insisted that the Chair take up the ‘adjournment motion’, by suspending Zero Hour.
Mr Naidu's request to maintain peace fell on the deaf ears of the agitated Members forcing him to adjourn the House till 12pm. (UNI)