Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, March 5 : The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday following uproar over several issues including the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh and demand for increasing quota beyond 50 percent in Telangana.

After the house met at 12 p.m., following its earlier adjournment, opposition members from several parties including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) were on their feet raising different issues.

Several members, including those from TDP and TRS, were displaying placards.

The papers were laid on the table of the House amid din. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that she had accepted resignation of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party leader Neiphiu Rio as a member of the House with effect from February 22.

As the sloganeering continued, Mahajan adjourned the house for the day.

Earlier when the House met in the morning for its first sitting of the second half of budget session, similar protests were witnessed.

Trinamool Congress and Left raised slogans in protest against the alleged bank fraud amounting to over Rs 12,600 crore by jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who have fled the country.

TDP MPs protested seeking special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

/IANS

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