LS adjourned till Thursday: No Trust Motion not taken up

Last Modified Wednesday, 4 April 2018 (13:00 IST)
New Delhi: The proceedings of the on the 20th day of the second leg of resumed Budget session were washed out yet again as the House could not take up the against the government due to continuous uproarious scenes on Wednesday.
As the repeated pleas from the Chair, urging the slogan shouting AIADMK members to return to their seats from the Well did not yield expected results, the Speaker the House for the day.
In the post noon session, taking up the No Confidence Motion moved by the floor leaders of various parties, the Speaker told the agitating members that she had to do headcount of 50 members standing on their designated places to allow taking up of the motion.
"I am duty bound to allow the motion, but I cannot do the headcount in this situation and therefore I request all members to go back to their seats," she said.
The Speaker contended that she could not do the headcount amid unruly scenes in the House.
"Unless the House is in order, I will not be in a position to count the 50 members who have to stand in their assigned places so that I can ascertain as to whether the leave can be granted or not," she said.
While AIADMK members continued to raise slogans "We want justice" and "We want Cauvery Board", the Amritsar Congress lawmaker from Punjab Gurjeet Singh Aujla was seen in an apron which has 'Modi Government must waive off GST on Golden Temple langar' inscribed on it.
Telugu Desam Members kept standing on their seats displaying placards, demanding Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh.
Amid ruckus, the Speaker allowed laying of papers. The Speaker later adjourned the House till April 5. A No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha can be accepted, only if there is support of at least 50 members.
Earlier, the House was adjourned within minutes of assembling till 12 noon due to bedlam created by the AIADMK members.
Both the Houses of Parliament have failed to transact any major business since the beginning of the second part of the Budget session of Parliament on March 5. (UNI)