Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am amid uproar by opposition members on fuel price issue
Leader of the Opposition
However, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not allow the discussion, saying the issue can be debated "during the course of discussion on the Appropriation bill."
As the Chair decided to continue the scheduled Question Hour, Opposition parties began shouting slogans seeking a debate on the issue.
The Chair kept on asking members to go back to their seats and not deprive members from the Question Hour.
However, Opposition members kept on shouting.
"If you don't want the Question Hour to continue, if you want to deprive people of Question Hour, I can adjourn the House. .... Please go to your seat. Loktantra ka majak nahi karna hai... (Don't make a joke of democracy," the Chairman said.
As members continued to shout, the Chairman adjourned the House till 11 am.
The second part of the Budget session of Parliament began Monday and is scheduled to conclude on April 8.
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