Both houses of Parliament adjourned for the day
Both the Houses of Parliament witnessed stormy scene on the second consecutive day today over various issues including Pegasus snooping. The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after seeing multiple adjournments. The Rajya Sabha also faced repeated adjournment.
When the Lok Sabha met after second adjournment at 3 PM, members from Congress, TMC, DMK and others again trooped into the well raising the issue related to alleged snooping of political leaders and others. The Chair adjourned the House for the day. Earlier, the House witnessed two adjournments on the same issues.
Opposition members had given adjournment motions on the alleged snooping and other issues. YSR Congress members were opposing the privatization of Visakhapatnam steel plant and demanding special status for the Andhra Pradesh.
In the Rajya Sabha, when the House met after second adjournment at 1 PM, YSR Congress members trooped into the well demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal urged the agitating members to allow the House to take up discussion on COVID-19 pandemic saying it is an important issue which has affected the entire world. Amid noisy scene, the House took up discussion on COVID-19 situation. YSR Congress members continued their protest which forced a brief adjournment of the House till 1. 34PM.
Earlier, when the Upper House met after first adjournment at 12 noon, members from Congress, TMC, DMK and others again pressed their adjournment motions over Pegasus snooping and other issues and trooped into the well. RJD, Shiv Sena, Left and other opposition party members were also on their feet. YSR Congress members were demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Deputy Chairman Harivansh repeatedly asked for order in the House but in vain. Later, the House was adjourned till 1 PM.
In the morning, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu disallowed the motions saying there were 17 adjournment motions yesterday and today 15 such motions have been given. He wondered how the chair can allow them at the same time. Congress leader Anand Sharma said the matter is related to national security and it should be allowed to raise in the House.