Rajya Sabha adjourned due to ruckus over NRC in Assam

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS): The Rajya Sabha was adjourned briefly on Monday after the opposition created pandemonium over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam terming it “inhuman”.

Soon after the laying of papers and statements by the Minister on the table of the House, Trinamool members were on their feet.

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Trinamool’s Derek O’Brian wanted to raise the issue but could not speak as the ruckus continued. The Congress and other opposition members were also seen supporting the issue being raised by the TMC.

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the agitating members to go back to their seats as he was ready for a discussion on the issue.

“Some members met me in my chamber. I have requested the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) to be present in the House. He is here. Bring order in the House. The Home Minister is ready to respond,” Naidu said.

But the Trinamool members did not relent even though Rajnath Singh was present in the House.

Amid the din, O’Brian and other TMC members were heard saying that the NRC in Assam is “inhuman”. They also wanted a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

Some TMC members were heard saying that their party has given notice for adjournment over the issue but Naidu rejected the claim, saying that he has not received any notice.

Naidu warned the members that he will adjourn the House but the opposition members were on their feet.

As the din continued, he adjourned the House till 12.00 noon.

The Assam government is scheduled to release the updated NRC on Monday.