November 24, 2016 3:32:58 pm
The chaos over the demonetisation issue continued to cripple the proceedings in Lok Sabha as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for the day. The opposition trooped into the well of the House demanding a debate under Rule 56.
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The House was earlier adjourned till 12 pm after Samajwadi Party lawmaker Akshay Yadav tore papers and threw it towards the Speaker.
Akshay, the Member of Parliament from Firozabad, is the son of Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav and nephew of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Soon after the House reassembled, the Speaker reprimanded Yadav for his conduct.
“This behaviour is not proper on the part of the member and also for the dignity and prestige of the House,” Mahajan said.
After this, she allowed members to lay listed papers on the table. She also rejected several adjournment notices given by members including Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Dushyant Chautala and Dharmendra Yadav.
Mahajan also disallowed the adjournment motions moved by opposition members including from the Congress and TMC in which they had demanded a discussion on the issue under relevant rule, which entails voting.
Not satisfied with this, the opposition members trooped into the well and raised slogans against the government. Amidst the din, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day.
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