Manipur violence: LS adjourned till tomorrow amid Oppn proteststext_fields
New Delhi: Amid protests by the opposition seeking a discussion on Manipur violence, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till July 21.
As soon as the Lower House convened at 2 p.m., the opposition members led by Congress, including DMK, Left, and JD(U) entered the well of the House, shouting slogans like "Manipur is burning!" and "PM come to the House!"
The opposition sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response on the matter.
As Kirit Solanki, who was in the chair, allowed the laying of papers, the opposition members raised slogans and created a ruckus in the well.
The NCP members and the lone newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party MP from Jalandhar Sushil Kumar Rinku were also seen standing near their seats, showing solidarity with the other opposition members.
Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said that the government was ready to discuss the Manipur issue in the House as and when the Speaker allot time and date.
As opposition members continued raising slogans, Solanki adjourned Lok Sabha for the day.
With inputs from IANS