RS adjourned amid Oppn uproar over Maharashtra turmoil

RS adjourned amid Oppn uproar over Maharashtra turmoil

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New Delhi, Nov 25 : The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2pm on Monday amid Opposition uproar on Maharashtra issue as their notices for discussion under rule 267 was rejected by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

Soon after laying of the Papers in the House and grant of leave to ailing Member Beni Prasad Verma, Mr Naidu said notices were given by some opposition Members to discuss the Maharashtra issue but has been rejected. The notices, he said, were rejected as the matter was sub-judice, and secondly, the matter which was not laid in the table of the House, cannot be discussed.

At this, the Opposition Members stood up and started raising slogans against the Government. The Chairman attempted to pacify the Opposition and initiate the 'Zero Hour' but in vain. Amid chaos, he read out one ruling given by the former Chairman R Venkatraman that President's Rule imposition or revocation under Article 356 can only be discussed in the House when it was laid on the table in Upper House.

Raising the 'Point of Order' and Opposition's charges against the Government, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there is a set of procedures for House and without appropriate notice, the actions of a Governor cannot be discussed. He also charged the NCP leader Sharad Pawar that he was running on a slippery wicket.

After several appeals from the Chair to Opposition Members fell on deaf ears, Mr Naidu adjourned the House till 2pm. (UNI)