Opposition disrupt Q Hour in LS over farmers' plight; House adjourned till noon

Opposition disrupt Q Hour in LS over farmers plight; House adjourned till noon

New Delhi: The Opposition led by the Congress today staged vociferous protests in the Lok Sabha demanding immediate discussion on the agrarian crisis in the country, which finally led to the adjournment of proceedings till 1200 hrs. As soon as the House assembled for the day, which was the third day of the Monsoon session, and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked for taking up questions, Members of the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the Left parties, the RJD and other parties started sloganeering against the government over farmers' plight, trooping into the Well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the House. Soon Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar rose from his seat and pointed to Leader of the Congress Mallikarjun Kharge that a discussion under Rule 193 was already listed for discussion on the agrarian situation, so there was no cause for their protest, and appealed to them to let the House business proceed smoothly. However, his appeal went unheeded, with the Opposition continuing to raise slogans in the Well, which prompted the Speaker to remark whether they were not for discussion and just for disturbance. Finding them unrelenting, she announced adjournment of proceedings till noon.

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