Monsoon session of Parliament begins with adjournment India News

NEW DELHI: The monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Monday with the opposition demanding discussion on issues ranging from price hike to Agneepath scheme.
The morning session of the Lok Sabha was adjourned to allow members to vote in the presidential election, while opposition members tried to raise some issues.
As soon as Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu read out the obituary in the Rajya Sabha, Congress members reached the Well of the House and started shouting slogans.
“Since some people have resolved not to allow the House to function and enable members to vote in the Presidential election, I am adjourning the House for the day,” Naidu said.
In the Lok Sabha, three newly elected members – Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress’s Shatrughan Sinha (Asansol, West Bengal) and two BJP members from Uttar Pradesh, Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua (Azamgarh) and Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi (Azamgarh).Rampur) – took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha.
As opposition members raised slogans, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that elections in India are celebrated as a festival and since the presidential election was going on, it should also be celebrated.
The Speaker said that the members should participate in the festival and adjourned the House till 2 pm.
Those present in the Lok Sabha included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
As soon as the Lok Sabha was reconvened at 2 pm, members of the Left parties were in the Well of the House waving placards against rising inflation, while Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was trying to raise some issues.
Chowdhury said the opposition wanted to raise issues like price hike and Agneepath scheme, but the House was adjourned to allow members to cast their votes in the presidential election.
BJP member Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the chair, gave permission to lay the parliamentary papers on the Table of the House.
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the Family Court (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha.
Due to the uproar of the opposition, Agarwal adjourned the proceedings for the day.
Earlier, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha paid tributes to former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, former President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and third President of Kenya Mwai Kibaki.
The Speaker also read out references to the demise of eight former members of the House, who passed away recently. They are Ravindra Kumar Rana (Bihar), T Basheer (Kerala), Naval Kishore Rai (Bihar), Sukh Ram (Himachal Pradesh), Hussain Dalwai (Maharashtra), Shivaji Patnaik (Odisha), Chakradhari Singh (Madhya Pradesh) and Harivansh. Sahai (Uttar Pradesh).
In the Rajya Sabha, Naidu paid tributes to former members Kishore Kumar Mohanty, Robert Kharshing, KK Veerappan and santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
The monsoon session of Parliament began on Monday and will conclude on August 12, keeping in view the exigencies of government business.

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