Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, alleges not allowed to raise issues in House

New Delhi, Feb 6: A united opposition decided to boycott Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, alleging that they were not being allowed to raise issues or speak out.

After a day of protest, the leader of Opposition (LOP) Ghulam Nabi Azad told media that opposition parties have boycotted the upper house of the Parliament for the day saying RS Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu did not allow them to speak and raise issues.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Anand Sharma stated ” We find this un-democratic and we’ll also give this in writing to the RS Chairman. Representatives who come from various places of the country are not being allowed to speak in the house”.

The session today witnessed stormy scenes as the parties staged protest over rising fuel prices, budget allocation to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget 2018 and adjournment motions.

The TMC members agitated outside the house over rising petrol and diesel prices. While  BJP ally TDP and YSR Congress for budget allocation to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget 2018.

Earlier in a day, TMC’s notice was rejected, party member Derek O’Brien opposed the move. He was heard asking how a Governor can interfere in an elected government’s work.

Following this, the RS Chairperson adjourned the house till 2 pm.


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