LS adjourned for the day amid protests over agrarian crisis

RSTV Bureau

On Thursday, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid unabated opposition protests over the agrarian crisis in the country.

The Lower House was adjourned once for 20 minutes and then it was finally adjourned for the day after opposition parties raised slogans on the plight of farmers and other related issues.

Sumitra Mahajan Lok SabhaAs soon as the House assembled and took up the Question Hour, opposition members, largely from the Congress, trooped into the Well of the House raising slogans and demanding an answer from the Prime Minister.

Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar stated that the House had concluded a discussion on the issue by sitting until late on Wednesday evening.

But the slogan shouting continued, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the house till 1130 AM, just about ten minutes after it assembled at 11 am.

On Wednesday, the government had said that it was sensitive towards the problem of farmer suicides after the opposition slammed the government for inaction on the issue.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh insisted that the number of suicides by the farmers have come down in the last two years.

Citing figures of the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB), he said that the number of suicide cases were 12,602 in 2015, and the figure declined to 11,458 in the next year.