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The opposition protest over the price of fuel disturbs the Chamber | India News


NEW DELHI: Proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were halted on Monday amid protests from opposition members over rising fuel prices on the first day of the second stage of the budget session.
When Lok Sabha reconvened at 7pm after a postponement, the president allowed for discussion on the issue of women’s empowerment on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The discussion continued for about 20 minutes amid continued protests from opposition members, leading to the suspension of the House session for the day.
In Rajya Sabha, congressional deputies launched slogans demanding a debate on rising fuel prices. “Gasoline and diesel prices are almost Rs 100 per liter and Rs 80 per liter, respectively. LPG prices have also risen. Rs 2 lakh crore has been collected by imposing excise duties, because this whole country, including the farmers, is suffering, ”said opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
The House rose for the first time around an hour at 10 am after a small discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day when members of Congress began raising slogans. However, the uproar continued when it resumed at 11 a.m., prompting Vice President Harivansh to suspend the House session again until 1 p.m.
After 1:00 p.m. M., The Chamber again saw successive adjournments on the same issue before Vandana Chavan, who was in the Presidency, finally adjourned the day’s session at 1:30 p.m. M.
However, before that, Chavan announced that the Upper House will meet in its normal hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Tuesday. Hours were changed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. M. At 2 p. M. From last year’s monsoon session due to the pandemic. The revised schedules continued during the first stage of the budget session. Members will be sitting in the chamber and galleries only with some distancing, Chavan said.

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