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Both Houses  disrupted due to Opposition protest over price rise

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New Delhi: Proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament face disruptions due to Congress leader’s comments on President Droupadi Murmu and Opposition protest over price rise and other matters.

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 4 P.M. today amidst pandemonium over comment made by Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about President Droupadi Murmu. When the house met after the first adjournment at 12 noon, Mr Choudhary stood up to speak. The members of treasury benches continued to demand an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the comment made by her party member regarding the President. Mr Chowdhury rushed towards the chair along with few other of his party. Sloganeering and allegations and counter allegations took place between the treasury and Opposition benches. As pandemonium prevailed, the Chair adjourned the house till 4 P.M.

Earlier, when the house met for the day, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani took strong objection over the remarks. She alleged that Congress President Sonia Gandhi had sanctioned the act of humiliation against the President. She further alleged the Congress President sanctioned humiliation against Adivasis, the poor and women of the country by doing so. The members of the treasury benches were on their feet while the Congress members objected the manner in which the matter was raised. Speaker Om Birla adjourned the house till 12 noon as uproar continued. 

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 Noon following protest by Opposition members on price rise and other issues. When the house met this morning, Opposition members including Congress, AAP and TRS trooped into the well raising slogans. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised the issue of objectionable remarks made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary against President Droupadi Murmu. She said, his remark has insulted the President who is from a tribal community. The Minister demanded Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s apology over the issue. Amid pandemonium, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu repeatedly urged the Opposition members to go back to their seats, but they did not pay heed. Later, the Chairman adjourned the house till 12 Noon.

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