Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus by TDP, AIADMK

Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament at the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday

Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament at the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday

The Lok Sabha could not take up Finance Bill 2018-19, Appropriation Bills and demands for grants with protests forcing a washout of the proceedings for the seventh consecutive day.

While the Congress and the Trinamool Congress were raising the issue of scam at Punjab National Bank, the TRS sought increased reservation quota and the AIADMK wanted the government to constitute the Cauvery management board.

Both Question Hour and Zero Hour could not be taken up as scores of members from the TDP, Congress, AIADMK, TRS and Trinamool Congress trooped into the Well.

As the bedlam continued, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of reports of various standing committees.

As soon as the House reassembled in the afternoon, some TDP and Congress members came near the Chair's podium holding placards.

"We have included all important issues in the list of business". He said rule 169 of Rules of Procedures of Conduct of Rajya Sabha requires 15 conditions to be met to have such a discussion and his notice meets all of them.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party chief Amit Shah and veteran leader LK Advani were present at the meeting.

He asked other parties to discuss the pending bills constructively.

Opposition protests, over a range of diverse issues, spilled over into the second week of the resumed Budget session of the Lok Sabha.

After both the houses were adjourned early on the day, Congress hit back at BJP.

"Mr Salim said the National Democratic Alliance government and its "estranged and potential" allies had created such a situation that discussions and debate were not taking place in Parliament on crucial issues, including price rise, farmers" distress, economic situation and allocations for the key ministries.

"If they decide against it, we will have to pass the finance bill amid the uproar", a senior party leader said. They will remain intact as per the Central government rules.

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