Uproar over K’taka issue in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were washed out in the pre-lunch period today after members of opposition parties created uproar over the Karnataka political crisis and the Sonbhadra violence issues.

Members in the upper house raised slogans since the start of the day’s proceedings, raising issues of Karnataka political crisis, Sonbhadra violence, lynchings in Bihar and Dalit issues.

Members of the entire opposition were together in raising protests in the House. These included those of Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, DMK, Trinamool Congress, CPI and CPI-M, besides RJD and AAP.

Soon after Deputy chairman Harivansh called for the Question Hour, members continued to create uproar. They soon stormed into the well and started raising slogans.

Harivansh said the Question hour is important as a lot of effort and resources have gone into it.

While Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo continued to answer supplementaries pertaining to a question on the rehabilitation of villages, the protesting members continued to create uproar.

“The members who are standing in the well are requested to go back to their seats and allow the Question Hour to continue,” the deputy chairman urged the members.

As the pleas of the deputy chairman went unheeded, he adjourned the House till 2 pm.