Parliament Live: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after uproar over Maharashtra govt formation

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Updated:Nov 25, 2019 3:08:38 pm

Parliament LIVE Updates: Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes on Monday forcing the proceedings to be adjourned till Tuesday 2 PM.

Congress to raise Maharashtra political issue in Parliament.

Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: The proceedings of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2 PM Tuesday after continuous uproar over Maharashtra government formation. The Congress-led Opposition created a ruckus in both the houses over BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis and NCP’s Ajit Pawar taking oath as Maharashtra CM and deputy CM in a dramatic turn of events last Saturday. As soon the proceedings began on Monday, both the Houses witnessed protests by the Congress which called the development as ‘murder of democracy’. The Upper House was first adjourned till 12 pm and Lok Sabha till 2 PM. However, with the Opposition refusing to allow any work, the proceedings were adjourned till Thursday. The Congress claimed that party MPs were pushed out of Lok Sabha by Marshals while they were protesting against the recent political developments in Maharashtra. Congress MP Hibi Eden alleged that party leaders were protesting inside the house in a ‘democratic’ manner but they were taken out of the House forcefully. “They tried to get banners from us and our colleagues tried to resist it, our women colleagues were manhandled too,” Eden said.

Earlier, speaking in Lok Sabha amid sloganeering by the Opposition benches, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the Centre of murdering democracy in Maharashtra. “Democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra,” Rahul Gandhi said in Lok Sabha as the Opposition created an uproar in the Lower House over Maharashtra politics. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned amid protests by the Opposition against the manner in which Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra CM and Ajit Pawar as his deputy last Saturday.

After Fadnavis returned as the chief minister on Saturday, the Shiv Sena claimed that the Sena-NCP-Congress combine has a support of 165 MLAs and can comfortably prove its majority in the Assembly. The BJP has claimed that Fadnavis had the support of 170 MLAs. The majority mark in a House of 288 is 145. Meanwhile, the government will celebrate ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ on Tuesday, November 26, in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the MPs on the occasion.

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    14:56 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

    After continued uproar over Maharashtra government formation, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:00 PM tomorrow.

    13:47 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Congress, not BJP murdering democracy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has hit out at the Congress over protests in Parliament, saying that it was the main Opposition party which is 'murdering' democracy in Maharashtra. "It's the Congress that is murdering democracy and questioning us on the same. BJP's win in state is both moral and political victory, which Congress is trying to hijack Maharashtra," Ravi Shankar said.

    13:36 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Rajya Sabha marshals shed military-style uniform

    After controversy erupted over their new military-style uniform, Rajya Sabha marshals were back in traditional Indian attire on Monday. READ DETAILS HERE

    13:13 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Women colleagues manhandled by Marshals, claims Congress MP

    'We were in the well of the House, there is no contact with Marshals unless they enter the well. They tried to get banners from us and our colleagues tried to resist it, our women colleagues were manhandled too,' Congress MP Hibi Eden said. 

    13:12 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Pushed out of Lok Sabha by Marshals, alleges Congress MP

    Congress MP Hibi Eden has alleged that party leaders were pushed out of Lok Sabha by Marshals. "We had raised a very genuine issue (Maharashtra) in Lok Sabha and protested in a democratic manner. Unfortunately, we were taken out by Marshals who tried to push us forcefully. We've filed a complaint with the Speaker," Eden said.

    11:19 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Rajya Sabha,Lok Sabha adjourned amid sloganeering from Opposition

    Both Houses of Parliament witnessed ruckus by the Opposition who protested against the way BJP's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra CM last Saturday.  Opposition leaders raised slogan of 'Samvidhan ki hatya bandh karo, bandh karo' during Question Hour in Lok Sabha following which  the Lower House was adjourned till noon. Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM. 

    11:16 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

    Speaking in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said 'democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra'. "I wanted to ask a question in the House but it doesn't make any sense to ask a question right now as democracy has been murdered," Rahul Gandhi said.

    11:04 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Sonia Gandhi leads Congress' protest outside Parliament

    Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi is leading a protest by the party over Maharashtra politics. 

    10:59 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Will raise Maharashtra in Parliament: KC Venugopal

    Congress leader KC Venugopal said that after the party's strategy group meeting today it was decided that the issue of Maharashtra will be raised in both Houses of Parliament. 'Our alliance (Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena) is totally intact,' Venugopal said. 

    10:50 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    DMK, Left give Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha

    Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) have given Suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha over 'Undemocratic events in the state of Maharashtra for Government formation'.

    10:24 (IST)25 Nov 2019
    Will stall proceedings in Parliament over Maharashtra: Congress

    Congress hs decided to raise the issue of Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as Maharashtra CM in both Houses of Parliament today. 'We'll stall proceedings in both Houses. Govt is killing democracy from Arunachal to Goa, now Karnataka&then Maharashtra. We've already discussed with like-minded parties,' Congress leader K Suresh told reporters.

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