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Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for second time till 12:30 pm

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the second time on Thursday till 12:30 pm as opposition members continued their protest over Pegasus and other issues.After the Question Hour ended at 12 noon, Rajendra Agrawal, who was chairing the proceedings of the House, asked protesting members to go back to their respective seats.”We are starting Zero Hour, please go back to your seats,” he appealed to the members.

Soon after he adjourned the House till 12:30 pm.When the House met in the morning, Speaker Om Birla expressed displeasure over unruly the behaviour by some opposition members on Wednesday.Later he adjourned the House till 11.30 am amid continuing protest.On Wednesday, when papers were being laid in the House, Congress members Gurjeet Aujala, TN Prathapan, Hibi Eden and some others threw business papers of the day as well as torn pieces of paper and placards at the Chair.A piece of the torn placard landed in the press gallery just above the Speaker’s podium.Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, said the opposition has not been able to put forth its point due to the attitude of the government.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the members who resorted to tearing papers don’t even want to apologise.As the protest continued, Speaker Birla adjourned the proceedings.The Opposition members have been protesting over the Pegasus snooping controversy and three farm bill.

Source: Economic Times

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