Price issue rocks Parliament, both houses adjourned till Monday

July 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Meira Kumar New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The issue of price rise rocked the fourth day of Parliament’s Monsoon Session on Friday. Both the houses were adjourned till Monday.

An unrelenting opposition continued its vociferous protest on the issue of price rise leading to the adjournment of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Meira Kumar called for Question Hour prompting BJP members to troop to the well and raise slogans against the government. She then adjourned the proceedings till noon.

After the House reassembled, the opposition members persisted with their protests in the well and forced adjournment for the day.

Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said: “We have been pressing for a debate on price rise for the past four days either under adjournment motion or Rule 184, but the government is adamant on not having a debate under any rule that entails voting,”

Rajya Sabha also has been adjourned till Monday following uproar over the price rise issue.

On Wednesday, Meira Kumar rejected the opposition’s demand for a vote on the price rise issue.

Kumar said the price rise is a matter of concern and may be discussed in any form other than the adjournment motion. (ANI)

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