Rajya Sabha disrupted for sixth day over various issues

Rajya Sabha disrupted for sixth day over various issues

Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out for the sixth day in a row amid uproar by the Opposition over various issues including special status for Andhra Pradesh.

As soon as the listed papers were laid on the table of the House, members of the TDP trooped into the well demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Several Congress MPs too entered the well.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu allowed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to introduce the 'The Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019'

Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram also introduced 'The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2019'.

Amid a din, Naidu said that he has received several notices under Rule 267, but none have been accepted.

When members refuse to relent his requests not to protest, he adjourned the House till 2 pm.

When the House met again in the afternoon, TDP members trooped into the well raising the issue of delay in giving special status to Andhra Pradesh while other Opposition members too were on their feet.

The TMC and the Congress members also went into the well while other Opposition members started raising slogans against the government.

Deputy Chairman Harivansh N Singh, who was on the chair, tried to pacify the members saying that the chairman did not receive any notice regarding the issues being raised by them and therefore a discussion on them cannot be allowed.

Law makers from the BSP and the SP, which have entered into an alliance for the next Lok Sabha polls, were heard raising the issue of deaths in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand due to consumption of illicit liquor.

But when members refused to relent, Harivansh adjourned the House for the day.