New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha could not bid farewell to 40 retiring MPs on Tuesday or transact any business for the 13th day in a row as chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day after AIADMK members protested over the Cauvery water issue.
A no confidence motion could not be taken up on Tuesday again amid protests even as Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said both sides were willing to have a debate on it.
Disruptions in the Lower House started soon after it met at 11 am. Within minutes it was adjourned till 12 pm.
The scene was no different when the House met again as members from the AIADMK trooped near the Speaker’s podium. MPs from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) who have been protesting over the last week did not do so and have also extended support to the no confidence motion.