Rajya Sabha adjourns briefly amid ruckus over Congress leader’s remark


File Photo: Rajya Sabha

File Photo: Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Friday amid ruckus over a top Congress leader’s reported remarks on rape.

Soon after Congress leader Anand Sharma raised concerns about the disturbing situation in the Northeast during the Zero Hour, eminent classical dancer Sonal Mansingh raised a point of order on the reported remark.

Women MPs from the treasury benches were in the aisle terming the Congress leader’s remark against the dignity of women in the country.

Stating that the Congress leader in question was not a member of the upper house and his name cannot be taken, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu ruled out the point of order and asked the nominated member to meet him after the House was adjourned.

He asked CPI leader Binoy Viswam to raise his Zero Hour mention, but the ruckus was created forcing the chair to adjourn the House till noon.

He said the House was not in order before adjourning the proceedings.