Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

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New Delhi, Dec 18  Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday adjourned the House till 2 p.m. as some members came near the Chair’s podium and started sloganeering.

Minutes after the House met for the day, members from the Tamil Nadu-based parties, the AIADMK and DMK, came near the podium holding placards and raising slogans. They were protesting against a proposed dam on the Cauvery river.

Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the most important issue was that of the breach of privilege of the House by the government in the Rafale deal.

“The government has misled Parliament, it has misled the Supreme Court through a wrong affidavit and thus it has misled the country on the Rafale deal,” Azad said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government was ready to discuss all issues including Rafale on the floor of the House.

“It is the opposition that is running away from discussion,” he said.

Amid the ruckus, Naidu adjourned the House till 2 p.m. – IANS

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