LS adjourned as MPs protest over price rise

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New Delhi, Jul 28: The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Tuesday, Jul 28 as opposition MPs started demanding a discussion on the rise in prices of essential commodities.

It was adjourned till 11:30 AM as members of the Left parties, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), AIADMK and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) demanded that the Question Hour be suspended and the price rise be discussed.

CPM leader Basudeb Acharya said, "we want Question Hour to be suspended." However, Speaker Meira Kumar, rejected his demand.

Parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said, "The government is prepared for a structured discussion on the issue anytime but today the list is prepared for a discussion on the drought issue."

But Acharya again demanded for the Question Hour to be suspended and protesting MPs then marched towards the Speaker's podium. The Speaker then adjourned the house till 11: 30 AM.

Earlier, several MPs of the opposition parties staged a sit-in at the main gate of Parliament House, protesting the spiralling rise in prices of essential commodities.

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