Both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day following opposition’s protest over the Adani Group issue. This was the third consecutive day when the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha could not transact any substantive business due to disruption by the opposition parties.
In Lok Sabha, when the House reassembled after the first adjournment at 2 PM, members from Congress, DMK and others trooped into the well demanding Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the matter. TMC, JDU, NCP, Shiv Sena (UBT) and other opposition party members were also on their feet. Amid the ruckus, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi urged the agitating members to allow the House to take up discussion on President Droupadi Murmu’s address to both Houses of Parliament. He said, discussion on the President’s address is a Parliamentary tradition and it should not be stalled. Mr. Joshi added that members can raise any issue during the discussion and the government is ready to reply. The Minister said, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has already clarified the government’s stand over the issue. The Presiding Officer urged the members to go back to their seats but the agitating members continued with their protest, leading to the adjournment of the House for the day.