New Delhi, Nov 25: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time till 2pm on Monday over the ongoing political developments in Maharashtra.
As soon as the House assembled after the first adjournment at 12 Noon, Rajendra Agarwal, who was in the Chair, said the House was adjourned till 2pm. The opposition members, including the Congress, did not get any opportunity to protest over the political crisis taking place over government formation in Maharashtra.
Earlier, during the Question Hour, Congress members entered the Well and showed placards that said 'Stop Horse Trading Stop Dirty Politics' and 'Save Constitution Save Democracy'. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla first warned two Congress Members -- Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan -- who stood in the Well and held a huge placard saying 'Stop murder of democracy'.
Mr Birla asked them to remove the placard and on their refusal to do so, he was forced to order the marshals to remove both the Congress members from the House. The two Congress members indulged in a clash with the marshals and massive protests by Congress members continued.
The Speaker was forced to adjourn the House till 12 Noon. The Supreme Court on Monday said it will pass its order at 1030 hrs on Tuesday on the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine’s plea against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari ’s decision to swear in Mr Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister of the State. In a surprising twist in Maharashtra government formation, Mr Fadnavis on Saturday morning took oath as Maharashtra CM for the second consecutive term and NCP's Ajit Pawar as his deputy. Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena had reached consensus on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray becoming Chief Minister. (UNI)