Opposition MPs, wear black over the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha, protest in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Tuesday amid Opposition protests over demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe in the Adani-Hindenburg issue. Amid din, papers and reports were laid on the tables of both the Houses.
In the Lok Sabha, proceedings were adjourned for the day as some Opposition leaders, dressed in black, raised slogans against the government. Opposition members rushed to the Well of the House holding placards with "save democracy" written on them and raised slogans demanding a JPC probe into the Adani issue.
Earlier in the day, the Question Hour was again washed out and the proceedings were adjourned in less than a minute after the House convened for the day. Congress MPs S. Jothi Mani and Ramya Haridas tore the order papers and hurled them towards the Chair.
Another Congress member T.N. Prathapan hurled a black scarf at the Chair, but it was blocked by a marshal even as the member tried to push the scarf towards the Chair. P.V. Midhun Reddy, who was in the Chair, said the behaviour of the members was inappropriate and adjourned the proceedings.
In the Rajya Sabha, too, the Opposition members continued their protest over the Adani issue forcing a wash out in the morning session.
Members of the Cong-ress and other parties raised slogans such as "Modi-Adani Bhai Bhai" as listed papers were being laid on the table of the House. Post lunch, as soon as the Upper House assembled, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar informed about the bills which were scheduled for discussion in the House. However, the Opposition MPs, several of them dressed in black, continued demanding a JPC probe on the Adani issue.
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2022, and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022 were listed for passage during the day.
The House earlier congratulated Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain, Nitu Ghanghas, and Saweety Boora for creating history by winning four gold medals at the recently held Women's Boxing World Championships. While congratulating the women boxers, Dhankhar expressed his extreme happiness at the show of women power.