Lok Sabha adjourned amid uproar over farmers' issue

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) The Opposition forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha for today ahead of schedule over farmers' suicides even as the House approved imposition of President's rule in Nagaland amid uproar.

The House witnessed first adjournment in the morning as soon as it assembled for the day when NDA members trooped into the well demanding suspension of Question Hour to discuss unabated suicides by farmers in the country.

Lok Sabha, however, took up the Railway Budget at the scheduled 1200 hrs following which it was adjourned till 1500 hrs. When the House resumed, the NDA was joined by Samajwadi and TDP members who together vociferously raised the issue of farmers' distress even as the House was to take up approval of President's rule in Nagaland.

The Opposition members did not pay any heed to the appeals by the Chair to allow the House to enable the government move a resolution seeking approval of President's rule in Nagaland.

Amid the din, Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal moved the resolution and said its approval by the House was imperative as assembly elections in the north-eastern state were to be held in March.

Even as the Opposition continued sloganeering on the farmers' issue, the Bill was introduced and passed by a voice vote amid uproar.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi, earlier, regretted the behaviour of the Opposition, saying their protest was not justified as they had agreed to discuss and pass the Bill on Nagaland.


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