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Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm amid protests by opposition on Pegasus issue

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 30

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2:30 pm on Friday after noisy protests by opposition members who were demanding a discussion on the Pegasus issue under Rule 267.

After the customary laying of papers in the House, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu allowed Congress member K C Venugopal to read out his notice moving privilege motion against Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar for misleading the parliament on deaths due to shortage of oxygen in the country amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Naidu said he would get feedback from the minister concerned and then make a decision regarding the notice.

TMC member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said they have been repeatedly demanding discussion on the Pegasus issue under Rule 267.

“I believe Rule 267 still exists in the Rule Book”, he said.

Naidu replied that he has received several notices under 267 on multiple issues and cannot allow all these notices. This attracted protests prompting Naidu to adjourn the proceedings till noon.

Earlier Naidu appealed to members of the House to maintain decorum and said that conduct of some of the members inside the House had touched “a new low”.

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