Congress disrupts Rajya Sabha for 4th day

Friday, Dec 11, 2015,12:32 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Uproar by Congress against alleged vendetta politics in the wake of National Herald case continued to disrupt Rajya Sabha for the fourth day today with the House witnessing two adjournments in the pre-noon session.

Proceedings in the House began with Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioning about the 14th anniversary of dastardly terror attack on Parliament House. Soon after, several Congress members trooped into the Well of the House shouting anti-government slogans like Modi teri tanashahi nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi (Dictatorship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be tolerated) and Hitlershahi nahi chalegi (Hitler-like attitude will not be tolerated).

Because of the protest, Congress member Bhaskar Rapolu even refused to lay the Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy. Rapolu, who was in the Well, refused to go back to his seat to do so. Go and present your report. That is your duty. Why don’t you do that, said Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to an unrelenting Rapolu.

He called Rapolu after the first member listed to present the report, Prarimohan Mohapatra of BJD, was not present. Amid the din, a resolution referring The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 to a Select Committee of the House was passed.

As Congress members booed, Kurien even got Sukhendu Shekar Roy (TMC), Tapan Kumar Sen (CPM) and K K Ragesh to lay their special mention notices on incidents of intolerance, workers plight in tea gardens and special assistance to Kerala rubber farmers respectively laid on the table.

Kurien asked members not to howl, saying howling is not human nature. With members unrelenting, he adjourned the House till 11.30 hours. But with similar scenes persisting when the House met again, he adjourned it till 1200 noon.