Rajya Sabha adjourned
Rajya Sabha adjourned

RS adjourned amid ruckus over NPR & NRC

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 3: The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on Monday amid noisy protests by Opposition over National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens( NRC) issues.

Some opposition Members wanted to discuss the issues under rule 267 but were denied permission by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. Rejecting the notices given under Rule 267 by the Opposition Members, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and others, Mr Naidu said that the Members will get enough time to speak on the issue later in the day during the debate on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint session of the Parliament on January 31.

When BSP Member Satish Chandra Mishra stood up citing the importance of the issues, Mr Naidu interrupted saying that when the Chair had given a ruling on these notices, no Member was allowed to speak on these issue. Mr Mishra was soon joined by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress Member Anand Sharma, All India Trinamool Congress Member Derek O’ Brien and others who stood up on their respective seats. Seeing the opposition Members insisting on their demands, the Rajya Sabha Chairman adjourned the House till 12 noon.