Opposition MPs go into huddle in Rajya Sabha after House adjourned

Feb 06, 2018, 17:53 IST | PTI

Generally, members leave the House soon after adjournment

Rajya SabhaParliament. Pic/AFP

Agitated opposition members in Rajya Sabha today went into a huddle with the Leader of Opposition after the House was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of meeting for the day. Leader of the House Arun Jaitley and several of his party colleagues too remained seated in the House for quite some time.

Generally, members leave the House soon after adjournment. Soon after the House was adjourned by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, members from the Congress, SP, TMC, AAP and the Left parties went into the huddle with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, apparently discussing floor strategy.

There was animated dissuasion among Azad, Derek O'Brien (TMC), Naresh Agarwal (SP), D Raja (CPI), Jairam Ramesh (Cong), and some other opposition members. One of members was heard saying "boycott the House". Later an opposition party MP said members were agitated after the adjournment as they have a lot of issues to raise.

Besides Finance Minister Jaitley, several other members from the Treasury benches too remained seated in the House post adjournment for several minutes. Today's adjournment till 1400 hrs follows a similar adjournment yesterday.

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