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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Pandemonium in Lok Sabha leads to adjournment as Congress members tear, throw papers.............

Parliament
Pandemonium was witnessed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday as agitated Congress members tore papers and threw them towards the Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai and continued their vociferous protest leading to repeated adjournment of proceedings, as government tried to take up business for the day.
Efforts to take up a discussion on the sustainable development goals, which was to be followed by a debate on issues arising out of IPL controversy, saw Congress members intensifying their protest on the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues.
As the presiding officer tried to go ahead with the business ignoring the protest, some Congress members tore papers and threw them towards the Deputy Speaker who adjourned the House in a huff.
At one point, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Jagdambika Pal, Kirron Kher and other BJP members too came to the Well to protest against the unruly behaviour of the Congress members.
The House was adjourned for the day after two adjournments as there was no let up in the protest despite Speaker Sumitra Mahajan strongly expressing her anguish over the developments.
"I am extremely sad over the way you (Congress members) behaved with the chair," she observed before adjourning the House for the day.
"... The way the papers were thrown at Deputy Speaker cannot be pardoned. This is not the way. Is it a way (to behave)? I am warning you...throwing paper is not proper," she said.