Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Uproar in RS over derogatory article against Jaya

Upper House witnesses shameful scenes as AIADMK members flout Parliamentary norms and force two adjournments before noon


Uproar in RS over derogatory article against Jaya (© PTI)

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New Delhi: On Monday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed two adjournments during Question Hour, as AIADMK members vociferously protested a "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on the Sri Lankan government website.

AIADMK members trooped into the Well shouting slogans, forcing Chairman Hamid Ansari to observe that their behaviour was unbecoming of Members of Parliament.

Earlier, when the House opened, Ansari congratulated the Indian sports contingent for winning 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, saying their achievements had made India proud.

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Soon after, AIADMK members moved into the aisles displaying copies of the article on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website. Sri Lanka has already apologised for the article and removed it from the website.

"What are you doing? I am sorry you can't do this," Ansari remarked as AIADMK members moved into the Well. He then adjourned the House for 15 minutes. When the House reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed.

"This is no way of raising an issue. Tell your colleagues to go back to their places," he told AIADMK leader M Maitreyan, who too was up on his feet raising the issue. But the members continued to shout slogans and soon Maitreyan too trooped into the Well as the din continued.

"This behavior is unbecoming of Members of Parliament," Ansari said. "Ten members are holding the House to ransom. This behavior is unbecoming of Members of Parliament," he said, before adjourning the House till noon.

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