Karnataka row delays Parliament

Special Correspondent (Bangaluru): Congress leader Adhir Ranjan said “Democracy being destroyed in the State”

Parliament was disturbed for three days in a row over the political crisis in Karnataka. What was the reason?
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar was not allowed to enter a Mumbai hotel because the rebel Congress MLAs lodged there feared for their safety.
In Lok Sabha, Opposite stages not allowed to raise their opposition. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned four times.
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused the BJP and the Union government of hatching a conspiracy to overthrow the government in the State and said that the democracy was being destroyed in Karnataka.

Congress members started shouting slogans
As Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla failed to permit mister. Chowdhury to more speak on the problem throughout the time of day, Congress members came to the Well and began shouting slogans that democracy was being crushed within the State.

Mr. Joshi, meanwhile, displayed a letter written by the MLAs lodged within the metropolis edifice, and aforementioned it absolutely was on their request that the police were guarding the premises.

“I would really like to place this on record that the MLAs staying in a very edifice in the metropolis have written to the town commissioner that there’s a threat to their life from Shivakumar,” Mr. Joshi said.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned double before lunch. Congress members stormed into the Well when their demand for a discussion on the state was rejected by House Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu forcing AN adjournment. once the House met at noonday for Question Hour, Congress members were once more on their feet.
Chairman makes an urgent request
“This is not the way. Question Hour is very important. So much money has been spent on this. The entire country is watching us,” the Rajya Sabha Chairman said, urging members creating the din to allow the House to function.
After the lunch break, the Rajya Sabha was set to begin a discussion on the Union Budget, however, expression shouting by Congress members forced an adjournment among 5 minutes. The House reconvened at three p.m.

Deputy Chairman Harivansh asked Congress MP P. Chidambaram to open the controversy on the Budget, however, he refused.

Then Mr. Harivansh asked Suresh Prabhu of the BJP to start the controversy.

Mr. Prabhu spoke for over fifty minutes amid confusion.

The House functioned until four p.m. it absolutely was set that the controversy on the Budget is reinitiated on Thursday.

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