The Chairman said, “As some people have come determined not to allow the House to function and also enable members to go and vote in the Presidential election”.
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on the first day of the Monsoon Session on Monday following sloganeering and disruption by Congress MPs over issues like price rise and GST.
Earlier, several newly elected members of the upper House took the oath.
As Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was making some observations, several Congress members trooped into the Well of the House and started shouting slogans.
The Chairman said, “As some people have come determined not to allow the House to function and also enable members to go and vote in the Presidential election, I am adjourning the House for the day,” and adjourned the house.
The House paid respects to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ex-U UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki.
Obituaries were also paid to former members Kishore Kumar Mohanty, Robert Kharshiing, K K Veerappan, and santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
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