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LS adjourned for the day: Congress insists for JPC on Rafale, Sena raises Temple issue

New Delhi, Dec 12 (GCCurrentAffairs) Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday after ruckus over Rafale aircraft deal, Ram Temple and host of other issues after the uproarious scenes and repeated plea by the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urging the members to let the House function did not yield any result.

“So, you do not want to allow run the House, you do not want to say anything,” Speaker told the slogan shouting members from Congress, Shiv Sena, TDP, AIADMK and others and adjourned the House for the day.

The House could not transact any business for the second day. The winter session of Parliament got underway on Tuesday and the House was adjourned for the day after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and others.

Earlier on Wednesday, the House could not transact the Question Hour as well.

The slogan shouting Congress members including Sushmita Dev, Sunil Jakhar and Rajeev Satav stood on the well carrying placards demanding setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe into the alleged Rafale aircraft ‘scandal’.

The House could function for only about 15 minutes during the Question Hour when the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan made obituary references in honour of former members including the likes of N D Tiwari, Gurudas Kamat, Madan Lal Khurana and C K Jaffer Sharief.

The House also homage to Mansoor Ali Khan, Puran Chandra, P Manik Reddy, Mohan Jain, Shantaram Potdukhe, Kamla Kumari and Narayan Swaroop Sharma.

As soon as the Speaker made the obituary references during the Question Hour, members from AIADMK rushed to the well of the House carrying placards those demanded “protection” of rights of the Cauvery basin farmers in Tamil Nadu.

Several Shiv Sena members were up on their feet raising slogans and carrying placards that said: “Har Hindu Ka yeh hi pukar, Pahele Mandir, phir Sarkar (Every Hindus want Ram Temple first and then

the issues of governance and government formation can come)”.

When the House resumed after 12 noon, Sena members including Arvind Sawant and Chandrakant Khaire and Anandrao Adsul and others also came into the well carrying placards and pressed for a government statement on Ram Temple.

TDP members also carried placards demanding special status to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

No much business could be transacted except a brief zero hour mention by Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra.

However, amid din The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 was introduced.

Biju Janata Dal member B Mahtab raised objection to the same saying the centre did not have legislative competence to introduce such a draft law that was essentially a state subject.

The Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghawal brushed aside the objections raised by the member and said two states Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have already passed resolution giving legitimacy to the centre to pilot the Bill.

Via UNI-India

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