New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was on Monday adjourned till 2 p.m. as the opposition created ruckus in support of their various demands, including a JPC probe into Rafale fighter jet deal and special status to Andhra Pradesh.
Soon after the House met at noon after the first adjournment, Congress, AIADMK and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members trooped near the Speaker's podium and started sloganeering.
The AIADMK members raised the Cauvery water issue while the TDP demanded special status for Andhra Pradesh.
The Congress members were seen sloganeering against the government for misleading the Supreme Court on the Rafale deal. They showed a placard which read the "government which lies to the Supreme Court has no right to continue".
They were countered by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who demanded an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the apex court has given a clean chit to the government in the case.
The BJP members also held up a printed placard mentioning "Congress party is a liar, Rahul Gandhi should apologise".
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urged the agitating members to allow the Zero Hour to progress but the members continued with their protests.
Amid the din, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, commonly known as Triple Talaq Bill, despite opposition from Congress member Shashi Tharoor.
Tharoor said the Bill was based on the ground of a specific religion and it was "violation of Section 14 and 21 of the Constitution".
Amid the din, the Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandu Majra raked up the High Court judgement against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots while the BJP's Ganesh Singh demanded early construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
As the ruckus continued and the opposition members were on their feet, Mahajan adjourned the House till 2 p.m.
Earlier, the House was adjourned till noon.
When the House met for Question Hour, opposition members from the Congress and TDP trooped near the Speaker's podium shouting anti-government slogans.
Mahajan urged them to raise their issues in the Zero Hour but they did not relent.
They continued sloganeering with placards in their hands. As the din continued, the Speaker had to adjourn the House.