Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted again over Delhi violence

New Delhi: Proceedings of Lok Sabha were disrupted for the second consecutive day today amid uproar over the issue of Delhi violence as Opposition members sought an immediate discussion on the matter.

As an unrelenting opposition pressed with the demand for immediate discussion on the Delhi riots, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla warned that members from both opposition and treasury benches, who cross over to the other side during uproar will be suspended for the entire session.

This came a day after some Congress and BJP members pushed and shoved each other in the House as tempers rose over the issue of violence in Delhi.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the government was ready for a debate on the issue during Zero Hour but the opposition sought an immediate discussion leading to acrimonious scenes.As soon as the House met for the day at 11 am, members from the Congress, DMK and other Opposition parties were on their feet, demanding a discussion on Delhi violence.

The SpeakerĀ  told agitating members that issues can be raised during the Zero Hour at noon and wanted to take up the Question Hour.

DMK leader T R Baalu said the government is yet to respond on the issue in Parliament while Congress leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demanded an immediate discussion.

Citing earlier discussions among various parties, the Speaker said it was decided that howsover serious the issue is, the same can be raised during the Zero Hour.As the ruckus continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

When the House re-assembled at noon after the first adjournment, the opposition protests continued.

Kirit Solanki, who was in the chair, appealed to members to take their seats as the House was going to take up several important issues for discussions for the welfare of SCs, STs, OBCs, senior citizens and weaker sections of the society.However, the opposition protests continued and Solanki adjourned the House till 2 pm.