LS adjourned for fourth time amid opposition protests, one bill passed
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the fourth time on Wednesday after passage of a bill amid vociferous protests by the Opposition over the Pegasus snooping allegations and other issues.
As soon as the House met at 2 PM, Rajendra Agrawal, who was chairing the proceedings, took up the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021, for consideration and passage.
Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav moved the bill for consideration and passage and several amendments moved by Opposition members were rejected by a voice vote.
Amid sloganeering by Opposition members, the bill was passed and subsequently Agrawal adjourned the proceedings till 3:30 PM.
As a mark of respect for the departed souls, the Speaker along with members present in the House stood in silence for a brief while.
Birla asked the protesting members to ensure decorum of the House. Little over ten minutes after the Question Hour began, the proceedings were adjourned till 11.30 am amid the din.
When the House again met at noon, the opposition members continued their protests by trooping into the well and sloganeering.
Agrawal, who was in the chair, allowed papers related to various ministries to be laid in the table of the House amidst the protests.
As protests continued, the chair adjourned the House till 2 pm after 10 minutes of business.
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