Parliament adjourned amid rucks over fuel prices

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned after Congress MPs started sloganeering to demand discussions on the rise in fuel prices.

The Trinamool Congress on Monday sought an adjournment of the Parliament session citing assembly elections in five states of the country.

In a letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman, TMC national spokesperson and RS member Derek O”Brien said due to the polls, MPs of his party would not be able to attend the Parliament session.

He added: “I am writing to you as the Parliamentary Party leader (Rajya Sabha) for the All India Trinamool Congress. Sir, we urge you to consider the adjournment of the ensuing Parliament session, because of the declaration of elections in five states.”

Amid the high-voltage run-up to the Assembly elections in four states and a Union Territory, the month-long second leg of the Budget session began today.

Trinamool Congress leaders in both houses of Parliament, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O Brien, wrote letters to the Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman respectively, calling for the adjournment of the session in view of the upcoming Assembly polls.

 

NT Bureau