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Rajya Sabha adjourned; protest over 100% FDI in railways

India TV News Desk 07 Aug 2014, 12:04:39 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned for 15 minutes Thursday following a ruckus over 100 percent FDI in railways as well as the CSAT row.

As the house met for question hour, MPs from parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Left and the Congress demanded a debate on both the issues.

They kept reiterating their demand despite repeated requests by Chairman Hamid Ansari not to disrupt the proceedings of the house.

As the MPs refused to budge, Ansari adjourned the house for 15 minutes.

The Parliament's schedule for the day is as follows:

Lok Sabha

1. Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014

2. Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014

3. Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014

4. Discussion on increasing atrocities against women
   and children

Rajya Sabha

1. Discussion on natural calamities

2. Discussion on situation arising from reported
   attempts to curb independence of media

3. Discussion on working of Home Ministry

4. Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and
   Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments)
   Amendment Bill, 2011

5. Discussion on working of Women and Child
   Development Ministry