Lok Sabha adjourned till noon following protests over Cauvery, Rafale

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till noon on Wednesday amid sloganeering and protests by members from the AIADMK, the Congress and the TDP over various issues.

While the AIADMK members protested against the construction of a dam across the Cauvery river, those from the Congress demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal.

The TDP sought to raise issues related to Andhra Pradesh.

As soon as the House met, members from the three parties trooped into the Well, holding placards and later started shouting slogans.

More than 40 members were in the Well.

Some members from the ruling BJP also sought to raise certain issues from their seats.

Little over ten minutes into the Question Hour, where one question and various supplementaries were taken up, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings till noon following vociferous protests.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were present in the House.

Question Hour in the Lok Sabha has been disrupted for the sixth consecutive day due to protests over various issues. The Winter Session of Parliament began on December 11.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel