Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

Chandrababu Naidu has four options if he parts ways with the BJP. Which way will he

Chandrababu Naidu has four options if he parts ways with the BJP. Which way will he

Noting that issues can not be settled on the basis of numbers alone, he said the Opposition should have its say and the government should have its way. The break of the alliance comes before the Lok Sabha election and the assembly elections due next year.

YSR Congress was also raising the Andhra Pradesh issue.

While the Trinamool Congress and Congress led the charge against the bank fraud in the Punjab National Bank, Tamil Nadu parties carried banners demanding immediate constitution of Cauvery Water Management Board on the river water sharing.

The Bill was introduced in the backdrop protests over the almost Rs 12,700 crore fraud at Punjab National Bank in which businessman Nirav Modi is allegedly involved.

The TDP, which remains a member of the ruling NDA though it has pulled out of the central government, is demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien repeatedly asked the agitating members to go back to their seats, but they did not relent.

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However, these could not come up today after proceedings were disrupted by the opposition protests. Though TDP was confident of luring two MLAs from YSRCP with ministries - that were recently vacated by two BJP MLAs, the trouble for TDP was from BJP whose 4 MLAs may abstain from voting this results in TDP to either talk to BJP's central leadership or to lure 4 more MLAs from YSRCP.

After congratulating Indian medal winners at Archery World Cup and ISSF World Shooting Championships, Naidu said it is against the rules to speak without permission of the Chair as well as making comments while being seated.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, said that the Centre had been fulfilling all the provisions made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. In his comments on March 7, Jaitley chided Chandrababu Naidu for constantly shifting the goal post on the demands of the State and argued that if Andhra Pradesh was granted SCS status other States, too, would ask for it.

Joining them, Aam Aadmi Party members shouted slogans seeking an end to the sealing drive in Delhi whereas the Congress and the TMC raised the bank fraud issue.

As the bedlam continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of reports of various standing committees.

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