Lok Sabha adjourned for the day; to meet on April 22

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day; to meet on April 22

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day today after it failed to transact any business for the third consecutive day following uproar over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

The adjournment marks the end of the first part of the Budget Session. The remaining part of the session would start from April 22, after a four-week recess.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, members of DMK, AIADMK, CPI and CPI(M) trooped into the Well raising slogans against the government for "not making efforts" for a stronger resolution against Sri Lanka over the ethnic Tamils issue at the UNHRC yesterday.

Members from Tamil Nadu, barring those from the Congress, were in the Well shouting slogans and waving placards which read 'We condemn betrayal of India against Tamils at UNHRC'.

This was countered by Congress members from Tamil Nadu, who shouted back saying that the Congress has always worked for the Tamil cause.

The House was first adjourned till noon and then for the day after laying of papers amidst vociferous slogan-shouting.

Some Congress members were also seen waving placards against "police atrocities" on pro-Telangana activists in Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath was seen having a word with Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj apparently on ensuring that the House functions.
Key legislations like the Food Security Bill and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill were on the Lok Sabha's agenda, but could not be taken up.