Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests on Rafale deal, Ram temple
Congress members demanded a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid continued protests Congress, Shiv Sena and AIADMK members demanding JPC probe on the Rafale deal, construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and justice for farmers of the Cauvery delta respectively
Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon. As soon as the Question Hour began after obituary references to 11 former MPs, members belonging to the Congress, Shiv Sena and AIADMK trooped into the well carrying banners and shouting slogans.
Congress members demanded a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal while Shiv Sena MPs staged protests demanding immediate construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Members belonging to the AIADMK raised slogans demanding justice for Tamil Nadu farmers living along the Cauvery delta.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to pacify members but in vain.
As the pandemonium continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge besides others were present in the House.
Published: 12 Dec 2018, 12:46 PM