- Monday was the first day of the third week of the ongoing monsoon session
New Delhi: The scene of protests and sloganeering continued in both Houses of the Parliament on Monday, the first day of the third week of the ongoing monsoon session which will end on August 13.
Around 11 am, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the first time, till noon, amid disruptions over demand for discussion on Pegasus snooping row.
In the Lok Sabha, Opposition members put up placards demanding discussion on Pegasus. Meanwhile, G Kishen Reddy got up to answer questions related to tourism sector.
However, with protests getting louder, Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House till noon.
Both Houses of the Parliament reconvened, only to witness continued sloganeering. Within minutes, the Lower House was adjourned till 2 pm.
Both the Houses reconvened for the third time around 2 pm, but without any let-up in the sloganeering.
Shortly thereafter, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 3.30.
The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for an hour as the Opposition continued its uproar over the Pegasus row, farm laws and other issues.
Talking about the issues, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge blamed the government for the disruptions. “Government doesn’t want itself to be exposed. They’ll face challenges if there’s a discussion on Pegasus. They’ll lose their dignity,” he said.
Rahul invites Opposition leaders for discussion on Tuesday morning
Kharge confirmed that all Opposition party floor leaders will meet on Tuesday morning at the Constitution Club in Delhi. According to sources, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has invited Opposition party leaders for a breakfast meeting. There, the MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are likely to discuss the strategy for the monsoon session.
The Trinamool Congress, which has stayed away from such meetings in the past, has reportedly confirmed its attendance.
The MPs are likely to take out a protest march to the Parliament.
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