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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid protests by opposition

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 3

Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Tuesday till noon amid protests by opposition members.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House after the listed papers were laid on the table.

Before the adjournment, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi raised the point order saying when majority of the House is willing to run the House smoothly, a few members were raising non-issues and disrupting the proceedings.

Later, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi launched a scathing attack on the opposition members, particularly belonging to the TMC, saying they should apologise to Parliament and the country for their misconduct in the House.

Repeated requests by the Chair asking agitating members to go back to their seats remained unheeded forcing the Chairman to adjourn the House.

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