Rajya Sabha adjourns following TMC-led Oppn uproar over CBI issue

RSTV Bureau


Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha gets adjourned for the day amidst protest by Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien led opposition. As soon as the official papers were laid on the table the opposition stood up in protest. Opposition parties objected to the way Centre was “misusing” CBI.

The Upper House of the Parliament convened at 11 am on Monday morning. Soon after which the sloganeering by the opposition led the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the house till 2 pm. After the session resumed at 2 pm, the Chairman had to adjourn the house till next day due to continuous protest by the opposition.

The Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked agitated members to raise the issue during the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address but TMC members did not pay heed to the suggestion and started raising slogans like “Save the Constitution” and moved towards the Well.

In an unprecedented development on Sunday evening, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a dharna, protesting CBI’s attempt to quiz Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scams.
A CBI team, which went to Kumar’s residence in the city’s Loudon Street area, was denied permission, bundled into police jeeps and were whisked to a police station. The CBI wants to quiz Kumar, who led a Special Investigation Team of West Bengal Police probing the scams, regarding missing documents and files.
(With inputs from the PTI)