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As it happened: RS, LS adjourned till Monday

On Friday, day three of the winter session of Parliament, Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted with BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demanding an apology from Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks on Thursday. Mr. Azad had made comments linking the Uri terror attack casualties to the deaths during the demonetisation “crisis”. The Lok Sabha did not see much happening in the first leg, with the Opposition creating ruckus over the demonetisation issue.

On day two, both Houses witnessed continued protests from the Opposition on the demonetisation move. They demanded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond in the demonetisation debate, but it was rejected by the government benches immediately. Repeated efforts by the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to bring normality proved futile and she adjourned the House. In the Rajya Sabha, once again Opposition parties stormed the well of the House. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien's efforts proved futile and the House was adjourned many times.

On day one, the Lok Sabha was adjourned after obituary references and the Rajya Sabha witnessed some serious debate between the government and Opposition on the demonetisation move. The Opposition parties moved adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha for day 2.

> Demonetisation debate: Ghulam Nabi Azad remark on Uri attack triggers protests in Rajya Sabha

> Winter session of Parliament — Day 1

> Winter session of Parliament — Day 2

The Opposition and the government clashed over the demonetisation issue on Thursday, bringing both Houses to a halt. The Lok Sabha functioned only for question hour amid a steady uproar, adjourned for the day well before 1 p.m. > Read more

Friday updates:

Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday

Post lunch session

Upoar continues over demonetisation and Mr. Azad's remark. Trying to speak amid interruptions from Treasury Benches, Sharad Yadav tells Mr. Ananth Kumar that it was his duty to run the House but the Treasury Benches were not allowing his (Yadav's) voice to be heard.

Question hour starts. House adjourned till 2.30 p.m. amid uproar.

House adjourned again till 12.33 pm.

As disruptions continue, Chair adjourns the House till 12 noon.

''If LoP wants to say something or clarify, he should get his members to keep quiet. The nation is angry about Azad's remarks'', says Mr. Naqvi

House proceedings begin again after disruptions. AIADMK Minister Navaneethakrishnan attempts to raise Cauvery issue.

House adjourned till 11.30 am

Rajya Sabha interrupted with protests being raised from Treasury Benches

''During black money discussion, LOP said objectionable things. He said govt killed more after demonetisation than terrorists did'': Mr. Naqvi

''Black money people are unhappy that PM is cleaning the system. But it seems you are also sullen,'' says Mr. Naqvi

>Ghulam Nabi Azad should apologize to the nation, says Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

AIADMK members protest in Rajya Sabha.

Lok Sabha adjourned till monday

Mr. Ananth Kumar says, ''I want to assure that the government is concerned about the TN fishermen and will bring it to the notice of the Defence Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister.''

Jayavardhan of the AIADMK brings up the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue.

Mr. Kharge asks for adjournment motion, which the Speaker disallows. He says, ''we are also ready by discussion and it should be under Rule 56''.

Ananth Kumar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, says the government is ready for discussion on demonetisation issue. Under Section 193, a discussion on the issue can be conducted, he notes.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat of the BJP too raises voice against Mr. Azad's statement and demands an apology from the Congress leader.

Meenakshi Lekhi of the BJP condemns Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement of linking the Uri terror attack casualties to the deaths over the demonetisation issue.

Kothapalli Geetha of YSRCP from Andhra Pradesh demands the introduction of tele-medicine centres in rural areas in the State.

Rammohan Naidu of TDP: ''All commitments to the State of Andhra Pradesh by the Central government must be put in paper and executed''. He enquires about the status of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says she has received adjournment motion for discussion on demonetisation.

Lok Sabha proceedings resume. Opposition MPs start sloganeering again.

Opposition MPs demand discussion under rule 56. Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amidst uproar by Opposition MPs

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says, ''we have again given a notice for adjournment on discussion for demonetisation''.

Prime Minister Modi meets Ministers to discuss the strategy in Parliament. With the Opposition up in arms over the demonetisation issue, Parliament has witnessed continued protests over the last two days.

TMC MPs protest

Before the start of the Parliament proceedings, Trinamool Congress MPs protest near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament House complex. The protest comes in the backdrop of Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.


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