Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

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New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a second time on Thursday over the issue of demonetisation — till 2 p.m.

Soon after the house assembled at 12, opposition members began raising slogans against the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes that has triggered a nationwide cash crunch.

Chairman Hamid Ansari then adjourned the house till 2 p.m.

Earlier, the upper house was adjourned after it assembled in the morning.

MPs from the treasury benches taunted Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, saying the opposition levels allegations against the government but does not listen when the government tries to respond.

Ansari told them that it was an established practice that either the Leader of House or the Leader of Opposition was allowed to speak when they wanted.

The house was adjourned till noon after Ansari’s plea went unheeded.

–IANS

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