As the marshals came in to remove C.M. Ramesh physically from the House, Rajya Sabha leader Arun Jaitley intervened and Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien hurriedly adjourned the House.
A combined Opposition on Tuesday boycotted the Rajya Sabha in the post-lunch sitting, complaining that their voice was being muzzled outside as well as inside Parliament.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha TV said it could not air live proceedings of the Upper House for some time due to a power failure in the optical cable fibre hub and that the reasons behind it were being looked into.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expresses deep concern over negative public perception of House because of forced and frequent adjournments; Leader of Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley also targets opposition, tells them to raise issues in the house instead of running away. Kurien then adjourned the House till 3 pm on Tuesday. Opposition MPs were not present when Naidu spoke.
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TMC's Derek O'Brien said, "We have said the government is murdering democracy in the House by not letting the opposition speak". As a first step we are writing to the Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.
'What Opposition parties have done in Rajya Sabha today led by Congress party is absolutely unprecedented.
Then, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM after TMC members sought to raise issues concerning the state. Some developments take place late evening and we are not allowed to speak.
Earlier, in the debate of "Motion of Thanks to the President", Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad levelled a series of allegations against the government, accusing it of treating Opposition leaders as "terrorists" and of tapping their phones. "If someone is scared to talk to the Opposition or transact with them, it is not good for democracy or freedom of speech or even freedom of business", he said. Given his reputation as a pugnacious, give-as-good-as-one-gets political leader that was rather disarming and he followed it up with an appeal for all to rise above party politics to ensure the nation's interests are not damaged by competitive politics.