Parliament failed to transact any business a day before the winter session ends as both the treasury benches and the opposition raised slogans and hurled accusations at each other.
In the Rajya Sabha, when Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad stood up to speak at Zero Hour, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began to waving placards on the AgustaWestland scam and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu sought to know what Mr. Azad wished to speak on.
Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said Mr. Azad had given a notice to raise the issue of farmers’ distress, adding that as per convention, the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the House were permitted to speak when they wanted to.
As ruling party members continued to shout slogans, Mr. Azad said it was unprecedented that the treasury benches were trying to disrupt the House.
As opposition members trooped into the well of the House, the chair adjourned it. The House was finally adjourned for the day after abortive attempts to bring it in order failed.
Source: The Hindu