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Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as Opposition continues protests


New Delhi: The second week of the ongoing monsoon session in the Lok Sabha ended several hours earlier, with the House being adjourned till 11 am on Monday over continuous disruptions by the Opposition leaders demanding a discussion on the Pegasus snooping row and other issues.

Earlier last week, reports of the phone numbers of several individuals being allegedly on the target list of spyware Pegasus had resulted in loud protests across the country. Since the start of the monsoon session in the Parliament, the Opposition has been demanding discussion on the matter. Till now, there has not been a single disruption-free day in either House of the Parliament, with both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessing multiple adjournments every day.

On Friday, before the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day, two Bills were introduced in the House— The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 and the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 after initially being suspended till noon amid the chaos over various issues.

Earlier in the day, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders met at the LOP’s office.



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