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Deadlock over Pegasus snooping row continues, LS adjourned for day; 2 Bills introduced

Upon reassembling after the first adjournment at 1200 hrs, the Opposition Members, carrying placards, entered the Well of the House and started sloganeering over the issues.

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New Delh: After the introduction of two Bills–The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 and The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021, proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on Friday amid ruckus by the Opposition over various issues, including Pegasus snooping row and new farm laws.

Upon reassembling after the first adjournment at 1200 hrs, the Opposition Members, carrying placards, entered the Well of the House and started sloganeering over the issues.

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Amid the din, The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 and The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 were introduced after the Papers were laid on the table of the House.

When the ruckus continued unabated, Rajendra Agarwal, who was in the chair, adjourned the

House for the day.

The House will now meet on Monday).

As soon as the House assembled for the day, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said since the beginning of the session, ‘We have been demanding a discussion on Pegasus snooping row, new farm laws, inflation and other issues, but the discussion is not being held.’

As the Question Hour commenced, the Opposition Members, carrying placards, entered the Well of the House and started sloganeering.

During the Question Hour, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi intervened and said the opposition was making a non-issue an issue when the IT Minister has given a statement in both the Houses.

‘Kindly allow the House to function,” Mr Joshi said.

Speaker Om Birla ran the Question Hour for nearly 35 minutes amid sloganeering by the Opposition members.

As the ruckus continued unabated, Mr Birla adjourned the House till 1200 hrs.

Since the start of the Monsoon session, the Opposition members have been protesting over various issues, including the Pegasus snooping row and new farm laws.

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