Stink disrupts Rajya Sabha sitting, again!

May 19, 2012, 07:27 IST | Agencies

New Delhi: A stink in the Rajya Sabha yesterday forced the Upper House to be adjourned twice for nearly half an hour.

As a private member’s bill on formation of Telangana state was being raised and treasury and opposition benches were engaged in a verbal duel over the issue, Congress member Alka Balram Kshatriya raised an alarm about a burning smell.

Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the house for 15 minutes following the complaint. When the house re-assembled, Congress’s Renuka Chowdhary said the smell still persisted and the house was adjourned once again for 15 more minutes.

This is the second incident in less than 10 days when the upper house was adjourned over stink. The last episode was on May 10, when the house was adjourned for nearly half an hour over a foul smell, suspected to be from some sewer. 

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