The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 p.m. on Friday amid protests by members from Andhra Pradesh over their demand of special status for the state.Soon after the House met, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu conducted the important legislative business and allowed the members to raise their issues in Zero Hour.
TDP, YSRCP MPs protest for special status
"I have only two options. Either to name them or to adjourn the House," Naidu said.Trinamool member Derek O'Brian urged the Chairman to continue with the Zero Hour, saying the members are waiting to raise their issues. Naidu said he could not run the House amid ruckus and then adjourned the Upper House till noon.
Earlier, the TDP and YSR Congress members protested near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament house complex raising slogans demanding 'justice' for Andhra Pradesh.Friday is the last day of the first half of Budget Session. It will resume on March 5, and conclude on April 6.