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Lok Sabha Proceedings Disrupted For Fifth Consecutive Day

Lok Sabha Proceedings Disrupted For Fifth Consecutive Day

He said it was time to enact the law and Thursday, being the International Women's Day, was the right occasion to do so.

"If you consider man and woman as two wings of humanity, their empowerment is absolutely necessary for it to fly high", she said. Sumitra Mahajan said women empowerment was one of the challenges in the world today.

There are many important issues, including banking fraud, which can be discussed only if the House functions properly, he added.

As the din continued, Kurien adjourned the House.

While AIADMK was demanding constitution of the Cauvery Board to settle water disputes with neighbouring states, the TDP was demanding special status for AP.

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

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not wait long and adjourned the proceedings till 1430 hours.

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government is ready for discussion over the issue under relevant rules. Members from the TRS too were seen protesting holding placards. Nearly immediately thereafter, the Opposition members again stormed the Well raising slogans and displaying placards.

Earlier, as soon as the House met for the day, the Speaker welcomed a Korean delegation in the House of the People and then read out the obituary references of three former members - Shyama Singh, Bhanu Kumar Shastri and Pramod Panda.

Shiv Sena members wanted classical language status for Marathi but returned to their seats after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed party MP Anandrao Adsul to speak on the issue.

However, the amiable environment in the House was short- lived as slogan shouting members from the opposition Congress as well some from the AIADMK trooped into the Well. However, minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha was present.

The upper House witnessed similar scenes in the morning forcing its adjournment till 2 p.m.

When the House reassembled at 14.30pm after the first adjournment, the agitating members could not be pacified even after repeated appeals by deputy chairman P. J. Kurien.


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