Unprecedented scene in RS; House adjourned 11 times in a day

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha today witnessed an unprecedented state of affairs as it was adjourned 11 times, as the opposition and the Government clashed over technicalities of the passage of an anti-graft amendment bill with the latter insisting that it should be adopted without debate.
While the House was first adjourned till 2 PM within 20 minutes after it met at 11 AM due to opposition protests, it saw ten adjournments in a row within three hours, after it re-convened in the afternoon.
When the House met at 2 PM, members of Congress, AIADMK, BSP, CPI-M, AAP, TDP and YSR were in the Well holding placards and shouting slogans — “Narendra Modi – Dalit Virodhi” (Narendra Modi is anti-Dalit) and “Dalit virodhi yeh sarkar, nahi chalegi” (this anti-Dalit Government will not be tolerated).
Amid the din, the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2013 was taken up for consideration and passage by Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, who asked Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh to move the bill for consideration, saying he would proceed with it as no member has given their name for the debate on it. (AGENCIES)