Amid noisy protests staged by the TDP and AIADMK members in the Rajya Sabha over different issues since a majority of the members wanted to bid adieu to over 40 colleagues who are retiring, it was adjourned today. But the instant the House was adjourned, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Opposition Leader was heard insisting the members to remain seated and not to leave the House.
Majority of the members, most of them from the opposition and the BJP, remained seated. Yet, after around 10 minutes, the members from the treasury benches left the House.
On the other hand, Arun Jaitley, Leader of the House and the Union Minister was witnessed talking to Azad and other members of the opposition. But it was at 12 in the noon that all the members of the BSP and Congress as well left the House.
Since the members of the AIADMK did not concede, the House was adjourned for the day even as the whole opposition was taken by surprise for the adjournment happening abruptly.