As pandemonium continued on the 13th consecutive day in the second half of the Budget session, again both the houses failed to hold any discussion.
The three no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, which were given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress, were not taken up.
The notices for the no-confidence motion were given by TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla and YSR Congress’s Y V Subba Reddy on March 16 but are yet to be taken up with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourning the House over protests saying it was not in order.
Barely five minutes after the Rajya Sabha assembled it was adjourned for the day amid uproar.
As soon as Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu moved to begin the Zero Hour, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members rushed near the Chairman’s podium, holding placards and raising slogans.
The leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, asked the Chair to conduct the discussion on the alleged hiding of facts by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the case of 39 missing Indians in Iraq and the dilution of the SC/ST Act.
Reacting to this Naidu asked Azad to give proper notices for discussion on these issues.
Meanwhile, as the ruckus by TDP members continued, prompted Naidu to adjourn the house for the day.
The protests started soon after the Lok Sabha resumed and several members rushed near the Speaker’s podium raising slogans and displaying placards.
In the din, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till noon.
The upper house was adjourned on Tuesday after Swaraj confirmed that 39 Indians abducted by ISIS in Iraq are dead. While in the lower house, Swaraj was unable to make an elaborate statement and Mahajan adjourned the House describing the stormy scenes as “unfortunate.”