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  • Tuesday, August, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 04:45:11
  • The political situation in Karnataka continued to disrupt proceedings in Rajya Sabha today. The House witnessed repeated adjournments as Congress members protested over the issue. It was first adjourned till 12 PM as Congress members trooped into the well after Chairman Venkaiah Naidu denied permission to Congress member Anand Sharma to raise the issue.

    The House witnessed two more adjournments as Opposition raised slogans against the central government. Congress leader Anand Sharma accused the BJP of destabilising Congress-JDS government in Karnataka.  Responding to it, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi rejected the allegation and said Central government has nothing to do with it.

    In Lok Sabha as well, Congress members created ruckus over the issue and trooped into the well raising slogans. Members from DMK, SP, NCP, and others were also on their feet. Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhary reiterated his accusation against the government of horse trading. He said Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar was not allowed to meet Congress MLAs who are lodged in a hotel in Mumbai and his booking in the hotel has been cancelled.

    Responding to it, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said the rebel MLAs had written to Mumbai police that they were facing threat from Mr Shivakumar. He that Congress is accusing the Centre because it is unable to manage its house. When Mr Joshi was responding, members from Congress, DMK and TMC staged a walkout protesting the issue.

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