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LS adjourned till Friday: No Trust Motion not taken up

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LS adjourned till Friday: No Trust Motion not taken up

The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Thursday yet again as the House could not take up the No Confidence Motion against the Narendra Modi government due to continuous uproarious scenes.

In the post noon session, when the House reassembled, AIADMK members trooped into the Well protesting over their demand for immediate setting up of Cauvery Water Management Board. The agitating members raised slogans "we want justice" and "we want Cauvery Board'.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed adjournment motions brought by some members and allowed laying of papers.
Amid ruckus, Leader of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Congress and other Opposition parties are ready to discuss no-confidence motion and other issues. He urged the Speaker to take up the no-confidence motion in the House.
House Leader of the CPI-M P Karunakaran also urged the Speaker to take up the no-confidence motion.
Amid uproar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the Government is ready for debate on the no-confidence motion but Congress and other opposition parties are not serious for the debate. He said, ' the principal opposition Congress is continuing with its disruptions in the House.'
He said BJP-NDA MPs have decided to not take salary and allowances for 23 days as Parliament has not been functional.
Taking up the No Confidence Motion moved by the floor leaders of various parties including Congress, the Speaker told the agitating members that she had to do headcount of 50 members standing on their designated places to allow taking up of the motion.
"I am duty bound to allow the motion, but I cannot do the headcount in this situation and therefore I request all members to go back to their seats," she said.
The Speaker contended that she could not do the headcount amid unruly scenes in the House.
"Unless the House is in order, I will not be in a position to count the 50 members who have to stand in their assigned places so that I can ascertain as to whether the leave can be granted or not," she said.
'House is not in order, I will not able to bring notice, ' the Speaker said.
The agitating members continued to raise slogans and created a ruckus forcing the Speaker to adjourn the proceedings of the House till Friday.
Earlier, the Question Hour was also a washout as the House had to be adjourned within a minute of meeting, till 1200 hrs over the uproar caused by AIADMK members over the Cauvery Water issue.
Both the Houses of Parliament have failed to transact any major business since the beginning of the second part of the Budget session of Parliament on March 5.
UNI

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