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LS Adjourns For The Day Amid Opposition's Protest Against Lakhimpur Kheri Killings

Congress members during today's session demanded acknowledgement of the notices for Adjournment Motion on the Lakhimpur Kheri killings that party leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders submitted.

LS Adjourns For The Day Amid Opposition's Protest Against Lakhimpur Kheri Killings
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LS Adjourns For The Day Amid Opposition's Protest Against Lakhimpur Kheri Killings
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2021-12-15T17:18:39+05:30

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid opposition members' sloganeering and waving placards demanding sacking of Union minister Ajay Mishra 'Teni' in connection to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, which killed eight people, including four farmers.

During the Question Hour, opposition members trooped into the Well of the House, waving newspaper reports on the findings of the Special Investigation Team probing the violence and forced adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings.

Congress members wanted Speaker Om Birla to admit the notices for Adjournment Motion on the Lakhimpur Kheri killings submitted by party leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition members.

Birla continued with the Question Hour amid sloganeering by opposition members and also urged them to allow the smooth functioning of the House proceedings.

"I always give adequate time to members to raise issues. You (protesting members) are disrupting the Question Hour. It is not a good tradition and does not respect the dignity of the House. You don't want to have discussions," Birla said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi urged the speaker to direct opposition members to wear masks while protesting in the Well, citing the Covid-19 pandemic and the risk it poses to Parliament officials.

Despite the din, four questions and supplementaries were taken up till 11.30 am before the speaker adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm.

Similar scenes were repeated when the House re-assembled and protests continued despite pleas from BJP member Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the chair.

Agrawal said the speaker had received some notices for suspension of proceedings, but he disallowed all of them.

"Sit down, there is an important discussion on price rise. It was your demand. Members want to express their opinion on the subject. Please go back to your seats," Agrawal told the opposition members.

The chair allowed laying of papers on the table of the House and later adjourned the proceedings for the day.

Opposition members were demanding the ouster of the minister from the Council of Ministers contending that his son Ashish Mishra was among the 13 accused in the violence that took place in October wherein at least four farmers and a journalist were killed.

The SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence told a court that the killing of four farmers and a journalist was a "pre-planned conspiracy". 

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