Parliament's Winter Session Update: Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 2 pm Today

NEW-DELHI: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2:00 pm on Tuesday amid sloganeering by the Opposition members on the second day of the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The winter session of the Parliament commenced on Monday. Opposition parties including Congress, DMK, RJD, Left and AAP on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha after their demand to revoke the suspension of 12 MPs was rejected by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

Soon after the House assembled for the day, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge read a submission requesting the Rajya Sabha Chairman to revoke the suspension of 12 MPs from the House for the entire winter session. In his submission, Kharge said, "I request you to revoke the suspension of 12 members of the House."

Kharge also pointed out that he was not allowed to raise a point of order and it is a gross violation of the rule. He also said that the members should be named before issuing suspension orders against them. However, the Chairman denied revoking the suspension, saying the House named all members on August 10 and requested them to help in the functioning of the House but they ransacked the House. Later the Congress, Left, RJD and AAP members stood on their seats and started sloganeering against the government.

The members were suspended for alleged unruly conduct towards the end of the monsoon session in August when marshals were called after Opposition members stormed the Well of the House during the passage of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021.