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NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha's proceedings were interrupted on Tuesday following protests by the Samajwadi party and other opposition parties over the alleged arrest of the leader of the PS Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow airport to prevent him from traveling to Allahabad.

The trouble began in the first half after 15 members mentioned the Zero Hour program on issues of public interest. Members of the Samajwadi party were trying to raise the issue, but President M Venkaiah Naidu ordered that nothing be saved.

Naidu stated that he could not allow them to raise the issue because they had not given an opinion.

SP members said they had received reports that Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav's police were intercepted at Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in order to prevent him from traveling to Allahabad to attend a meeting. swearing ceremony in front of a student. University.

"Please, sit down. Do not ruin the atmosphere. This is not the way. We lost precious time, "said Naidu before suspending his work until 14 hours.

Uttar Pradesh Prime minister Yogi Adityanath Lucknow told reporters that the move was made at the request of the university, fearing that Yadav's visit would trigger violence on campus. . But Yadav claimed that the CM statement was "a cover for hiding nervousness" and his action showed how much the BJP government is "scared".

When the Rajya Sabha met at 14 hours, members of the SP, Bahujan Samaj Party, Trinamool Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) continued their protests, after which the House was adjourned to 14 hours.

As soon as the House met at 14 in 35, members of various opposition parties invaded the well to protest the incident involving Akhilesh Yadav.

Vice-President Harivansh tried to appease the members by saying that the president had not received any notification regarding the problems they raised and therefore a discussion about them could not be allowed.

He asked the members to sit down again so that the discussion on the motion of thanks for the Speaker's speech could continue and that the one on the provisional budget be resumed.

"It is our constitutional duty. We are not even able to discuss the budget speech, "he said.

However, opposition members refused to give in and continued their protests, after which he adjourned until Wednesday.

At the same time, the government introduced two bills: the 2019 bill of the Central Financial Services Authority and the 2019 bill on cinematography (amendment).

Bill 2019 was introduced by Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla.

The Cinematography Bill (Amendment) 2019 was proposed by the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore .

Earlier this morning, the proceedings went smoothly for a while, unlike the last six days, before the protests of the PS and other parties began.

Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (Cong) said the government and the opposition have constitutional responsibilities. This includes adopting a motion of thanks from the President for his address to Parliament at the Parliament meeting at the beginning of the budget session and approving the budget.

He suggested that the discussion on the motion to thank the president's speech be resumed Tuesday and the debate on the interim budget 2019-20 Wednesday.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government supports this suggestion.

"We can extend the session if there is an agreement in the House" to discuss the six bills to be passed after the adoption of the vote of thanks and the approval of the budget. he declares.

However, his suggestion does not seem to have found the favor of the members.

This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA