Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3

  • Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3

Parliament logjam: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha remain disrupted on Day 3

The Lok Sabha Speaker was unsure whether the House proceedings would return to normal on Thursday, which is also the International Women's Day.

However, members of the Congress, TDP and AIADMK continued to be in the Well raising slogans.

The protesting members were wearing stoles of their party colours. Members from the AIADMK meanwhile sought the creation of a board to manage the waters of Cauvery river.

Soon after it assembled for the day, the Rajya Sabha held an hour-long discussion on women's issues in which members, cutting across party lines, voiced concern over the growing incidents of crimes against women, and made a strong case for early passage of the women's Quota Bill.

Members from the TDP, AIADMK, TRS and TMC trooped into the Well, with many holding placards and raising slogans.

AIADMK members were also seen holding placards of Dravidian movement founder Thanthai Periyar.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar requested the Speaker to continue with the Question Hour. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, who was in the Chair then, to adjourn the House for the day.

The Congress' decision to adopt a hardline in Parliament on the PNB bank scam involving Nirav Modi caught the NDA government unawares as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed disruptions for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

Amid the din, the Speaker first adjourned the House till noon and thereafter for the entire day.

Before adjourning the house, Naidu announced the nomination of JD (U) member Kahkashan Parveen on the panel of presiding officers to conduct the proceedings of the House, making her the first woman to be included in the panel in the recent times. Nearly immediately thereafter, the Opposition members again stormed the Well raising slogans and displaying placards.

"No one is allowing even me to speak in the house", the Speaker told the media here when asked about the opposition leaders' charge that they were not allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha.

Today being Friday, Private members' business was listed in the afternoon.