Arunachal row rocks Rajya Sabha again

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Proceedings of the Rajya Sabha was again disrupted by the opposition Congress on Thursday over the crisis in Arunachal Pradesh.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue in the zero hour, questioning the conduct of the governor.

“How can the sitting of the house be done outside the assemly and in a private house. It has never been done in the history of independent India,” he said.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said the notice given by Azad was under consideration of the chairman, so the matter could be discussed only after his ruling.

Janata Dal-United member Sharad Yadav and CPI (M) member Sitharam Yechuri also demanded the matter should discussed immediately as it was urgent.

Congress members trooped near chairman’s podium and started shouting slogans.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the house when the opposition members shouted slogans against him.

Chairman Hamid Ansari then took the chair and requested the agitated members to allow the house to take question hour.

He then adjourned the house at 12.07 p.m. for 30 minutes.

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