Rajya Sabha adjourned over Uttarakhand issue: As it happened

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 22:14

The second part of Parliament's Budget Session, which began on Monday, witnessed unruly scenes as the Congress demanded a discussion on the imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand while the government continued to press Opposition over changing the Ishrat Jahan encounter file case.

Here are the updates:-

25 April 2016, 15:47 PM

Lok Sabha passes Sikh Gurudwara (Amendment) Bill 2016.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after uproar over Uttarakhand issue.

25 April 2016, 14:49 PM

Opposition continues to protest in Lok Sabha over Uttarakhand issue. Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm.

25 April 2016, 14:02 PM

Surprised by Congress stand today on President Rule in Uttarakhand. 91 times Congress imposed President's Rule, dismissed elected govternments: Venkaiah Naidu.

25 April 2016, 13:51 PM

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.10 pm.

What happened in Uttarakhand was nothing short of murder of democracy. Must be discussed in Parliament: Pawan Varma.

25 April 2016, 13:49 PM

Issue of compromising national security is not diversionary issue for us: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home on P Chidambaram's latest remark on Ishrat case.

25 April 2016, 12:30 PM

We have nothing to do with it, crisis in Uttarakhand is due to Congress's internal problem: Rajnath Singh in LS.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh urges Opposition MPs to calm down and allow proceedings to continue in Lok Sabha.

25 April 2016, 12:21 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after uproar by Congress over Uttarakhand issue.

Issues that are already in SC or High court cannot be discussed: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tells reporter on opposition uproar over Uttarakhand issue.

Also Read: CPI to raise issue of repeated attacks on JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in Parliament

25 April 2016, 12:18 PM

We are against any arbitrary imposition of article 356 which undermines federal structure: Bhartruhari Mahtab,BJD.

Centre wants to destabilize all non-BJP Governments, they are killing democracy: Mallikarjun Kharge.

Also Read: PM Narendra Modi hopes for productive Parliament session


25 April 2016, 12:01 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after uproar over Uttarakhand issue, Opposition storms the Well of the House in Lok Sabha.

25 April 2016, 11:55 AM

In Lok Sabha around 20 Congress MPs including Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal sit on the floor near Speaker's chair in protest over Uttarakhand issue.

25 April 2016, 11:54 AM

You want to discuss it as a pre-proclamation stage, this cannot happen: Arun Jaitley to Congress MPs in Rajya Sabha.

25 April 2016, 11:49 AM

Despite repeated appeals by RS chairperson, Opposition MPs continue to shot anti-government slogans, raise placards.

Opposition refuses to budge, shouts ''BJP govt is murderer of democracy''.

25 April 2016, 11:42 AM

Centre rejects Opposition demand for discussion on Uttarakhand issue, says matter is 'sub-judice'.

25 April 2016, 11:39 AM

Opposition MPs raise Uttarakhand crisis issue in Rajya Sabha, demand discussion.

25 April 2016, 11:08 AM

All other issues are also important but most important thing is to safeguard the constitution and democracy: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress.

We will concentrate only on Uttarakhand issue today: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress.

25 April 2016, 10:47 AM

We hope that all parties will cooperate in making second part of budget session a success as well: PM Modi.

First part of Budget Session was productive, I hope that second part is going to be the same as well: PM Modi.

25 April 2016, 10:44 AM

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament.

25 April 2016, 10:19 AM

JD(U) gives notice in Rajya Sabha on Uttarakhand crisis issue.

25 April 2016, 10:18 AM

Will raise in Parliament the issue of serial attacks on JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar: CPI.

25 April 2016, 09:31 AM

Business Advisory committee of Rajya Sabha scheduled to meet today at 1 pm to finalise business of Upper House.

25 April 2016, 09:30 AM

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari calls an all party meeting at 10:30 am in Parliament.

25 April 2016, 09:29 AM

Govt is very serious to bring him back and see that the money that was taken from banks is paid back: Naidu on Vijay Mallya case.

Govt is willing to discuss drought and it has done its work. We'll act upon suggestions that come: Naidu.

25 April 2016, 09:27 AM

Govt is willing to discuss every issue, but if somebody wants to discuss an issue which is before SC, rules and regulation don't allow it: Naidu


Don't think there will be stormy proceedings as this is second part of Budget Session: Venkaiah Naidu.

25 April 2016, 09:26 AM

We're hopeful all democratic forces will come together in Parliament and protest against the way President's Rule was forced upon us: Harish Rawat.

We'll ask LS Speaker today to give us permission to raise Ishrat file issue in this session: Kirit Somaiya, BJP.

25 April 2016, 09:23 AM

Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meeting scheduled to take place in Parliament at 10:00 am today.

25 April 2016, 09:01 AM

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy had contended Kharge saying,"The matter is before the court and when the issue is pending in court and a decision is yet to come, there is no scope for a discussion on it. The Speaker has to take a decision on it."

25 April 2016, 08:59 AM

At an all-party meeting on Sunday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan sought the cooperation of all parties for the smooth functioning of Parliament. However, it seems her efforts would go in vain as Congress' leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters after the meeting that the party MPs would move an adjournment motion seeking a discussion on it under Rule 56.

25 April 2016, 08:58 AM

The new session of Parliament begins on April 25 since the budget session was prorogued last month to facilitate the promulgation of an ordinance to meet the financial requirements of Uttarakhand, where central rule was imposed on March 27.


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