Rajya Sabha witnesses disruptions upon PNB banking fraud

Vastavam web: Opposition parties stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for the second day in yesterday, forcing two adjournments in the morning session over the PNB banking fraud, special package for Andhra Pradesh and constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board.As soon as the listed papers were laid on the table during the Zero Hour, TMC members, legislators from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh rushed into the well of the House shouting slogans.

When the members reassembled after the adjournment, members from TDP, AIADMK and TMC again trooped in the Well.Earlier, while TMC members raised slogans demanding that the alleged mastermind of the banking fraud Nirav Modi be brought back to the country, the AIADMK and DMK carried placards demanding constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board for division of Cauvery water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The TDP and a Congress member demanded implementation of a special package for Andhra Pradesh to make up for the loss after a separate Telangana was carved out.He asked members to stop displaying placards. “You are insulting yourself. You are making Parliament a laughing stock in front of the people of the country,” he said.

Naidu said he cannot allow this to go on and adjourned proceedings till 11.30 hours.But before doing so, he asked leaders of political parties to meet him in his chamber to help resolve the impasse.