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Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amidst noisy scenes by opposition over fuel prices

New Delhi: The issue of high fuel prices marred the proceed ings of both the Houses of Par liament for the second consecutive day today. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha wit nessed two adjournments in the pre-lunch session before being adjourned for the day. Earlier, members from Con gress, Left, DMK, NCP, Shiv Sena and others raised slogans against the price rise demand ing discussion over the issue. Speaker Om Birla repeatedly urged the agitating members to go back to their seats and allow the House to take up Question Hour. He told the members that Question Hour is very important as members raise problems faced by people in their con stituencies. Amid noisy scenes, he tried to run the Question  Hour but the sloganeering by opposition members continued. Earlier, the House was first ad journed till 12 noon and there after till 2 PM. The Rajya Sabha also witnessed similar inci dents. Congress members cre ated ruckus in the House by raising slogans against the price rise. Deputy Chairman Harivansh tried to take up the Question Hour and asked the members to go back to their seats. As the din continued, the Upper House was adjourned initially till 12 Noon and there after till 2 PM. When the Upper House reassembled at 2 PM, Leader of Opposition, Mallikar jun Kharge reiterated the de mand to discuss the issue. Opposition parties had given notices for taking up urgent dis cussion over the issue but were disallowed.



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