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#Parliament Deadlock : As Government And Opposition Spar On Various Issues; Both Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till August 1, 11 AM

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There is no signs of logjam in parliament ending as Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Friday after opposition staged protests and BJP members countered, leading to adjournment of the House till noon immediately after it assembled for the day.

As soon as the House met at 11 am, opposition members, mostly Congress MPs, came to the well shouting slogans against the government. BJP women members, who were standing in the second row of the Treasury benches, too stood up and shouted counter slogans.

Kirit Solanki, who was in the chair, first requested the members to sit down in their respective seats. Solanki repeated his request but the members ignored his pleas following which he adjourned the House till noon within a minute of assembling. When the House reassembled, the uproar continued and the Speaker adjourned the House till Monday.

The House had seen noisy scenes on Thursday when Union Minister Smriti Irani led the charge against Congress for its Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s comment on President Droupadi Murmu, terming her as ‘Rashtrapatni’ Irani had also demanded an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi for Chowdhury’s remark, leading to vociferous protests from opposition members and counter-protests from treasury benches.

Rajya Sabha proceedings on Friday were adjourned for close to an hour after uproarious scenes by both opposition and Treasury benches over different issues.

While the opposition parties pressed for a discussion on the hooch tragedy in Gujarat as well as the record rise in prices of essential commodities, BJP MPs were up on their feet shouting slogans seeking Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s apology over her party leader’s remarks on the President.

Amid slogan shouting, Deputy Chairman Harivansh adjourned the proceedings till noon. At the start of the day, official papers were laid on the table of the House, following which Harivansh said the chairman has not accepted notices under Rule 267 over issues of price rise and Agnipath scheme as a discussion on inflation is slated in the House next week and other issues have been allowed to be raised through Zero Hour mentions.

When the House reassembled at noon, uproar and protests continued, following which the chairman adjourned proceedings till Monday.

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