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“It is not right in God’s sight to obey men rather than God.”

Unrelenting Opposition forced LS adjournment till Monday

NEW DELHI: It was a complete washout of Lok Sabha proceedings in the first week of the Monsoon session, as the Opposition remained unrelenting on its demand for the resignation of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

The House was adjourned till Monday, minutes after it assembled this morning. No business has been transacted since the session began on July 21, witnessing adjournments after adjournments over the opposition uproar.

Even the papers listed for the day were not tabled, as this is scheduled for noon every day. Two bills — the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, were also listed today for consideration and passage.

As soon as the House met, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced she had disallowed notices of adjournment motion moved by the Congress and the Left leaders on Lalit Modi controversy, Vyapam scam and other issues.

As soon as she took up the Question Hour, Congress members, wearing black bands on their arms, rushed to the Well shouting slogans and holding placards they have been displaying for the past three days accusing the Prime Minister of being “voiceless” while scams were taking place in his regime.

TRS members were separately raising the demand for a separate High Court in Telangana.

“You don’t want to raise issues…you don’t want to take part in the proceedings,” the Speaker remarked and adjourned the House for the day within five minutes after it assembled.

Some BJP members rose to object to the Congress members coming into the Well and blocking their view.

The Speaker often continues with the proceedings despite vociferous protests by the Opposition. But this is perhaps for the first time in the recent past that she adjourned the House for the day soon after it met. (With inputs from agencies)