New Delhi, Mar 21: Both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day today following uproar triggered by members over a host of issues, including India’s vote on a UN resolution against Sri Lanka and demand for a separate Telangana state.
Lawmakers of the DMK, AIADMK and CPI raising slogans in the Rajya Sabha over the plight of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.
The DMK members also raised the issue of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid conducted at M.K. Stalin’s residence in Chennai earlier this morning.
Congress lawmakers from the Telangana region raised slogans for a separate state.
In the Lok Sabha, trouble broke out soon after Speaker Meira Kumar read out the obituary reference to Bangladesh President Mohammad Zillur Rahman.
Kumar tried to continue with the Question Hour, but as members were unrelenting she adjourned the House till noon.
Rajya Sabha too plunged into turmoil soon after it mourned the death of the Bangladesh President.
AIADMK members led by their leader in the House V Maitreyan trooped into the Well carrying posters of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s son, who was allegedly shot dead by the Sri Lankan army.
Their rivals in Tamil Nadu, DMK members also joined the slogan shouting.
Rajya Sabha chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari pleaded with members to go back to their places and allow Question Hour to proceed.
But none heeded to his request, forcing him to adjourn the House.
Ansari earlier mentioned about the passing away of Rahman yesterday after prolonged illness.
“Rahman’s public life was marked by sacrifice and simplicity,” he said, adding that the Bangladeshi President was also a champion of friendly ties with India.
The House conveyed deep condolence to the family of former Bangladesh President and observed silence as mark of respect to the departed soul.
Mohammed Zillur Rahman, who served as 19th President of Bangladesh from February 2009, passed away in Mount Elizabeth Hospital of Singapore yesterday where he was undergoing treatment for a critical lung infection from Mar h 10. He was 84. (ANI)