New Delhi, Dec 15: The first day of Parliament’s Winter Session witnessed uproarious scenes in Rajya Sabha where Opposition leaders protested against disqualification of senior leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar from the Upper House. Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav had moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha. Yadav, in his plea, said he was not given any chance by the authorities before passing an order against him. Also Read - Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV Merged, Channel Name Changed to Sansad TV
Yadav, along with another MP Ali Anwar, was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha on December 4. Also Read - Budget 2021 Reflects Atmanirbhar Bharat, Not Opposition's False Narrative: Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha
As soon as the Rajya Sabha’s proceedings convened on Friday, leaders from Opposition benches marched towards the Chairman’s seat shouting slogans against the move. Slogans like ‘Taanashahi nahin chalegi‘ were raised inside the House. Also Read - TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi Resigns From Rajya Sabha Over 'Violence' in Bengal, Says 'Feeling Suffocated'
The ruckus forced chairman Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House. “All in Well, not well!” Naidu said while adjourning the proceedings till 12 noon. (Also Read: Ready to sacrifice life to save democracy: Sharad Yadav)
Earlier speaking to media before the start of winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed hope of a fruitful sitting.
“The time of the House will be utilised positively on debates in the interest of the nation,” PM Modi told reporters outside the Parliament building.
The session, which would continue till January 5, 2018, would discuss many important government initiatives which would have far-reaching impact on the nation, he said.
“I hope there is constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation’s problems,” the PM added.
He said even in the all-party meeting held on Thursday, there was unanimity to use Parliament’s time in a productive and positive manner.
“I also hope the session will strengthen our democracy and a new confidence will be created to fulfil the expectations of the common man. We need to take the country forward,” PM Modi said.