The second day of the month-long Monsoon Session of Parliament is when the actual business was supposed to start. But it was a no start as both Houses were adjourned without transacting any business. Sloganeering by Opposition members over issues such over lynchings, farmers and Dalits stalled the Houses.
While the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day around noon, the Rajya Sabha witnessed three adjournments before the Chair decided to call it a day. The House also saw a visibly unhappy BSP chief Mayawati threatening to resign as her speech was cut short.
Shouting of slogans by Opposition continues in the Rajya Sabha. Opposition MPs protest in the Well of the House. The Chair poses a question to Health Minister J.P. Nadda and gets an assurance that the Treasury is ready for a discussion. The Chair warns that he will be forced to adjourn the House. Sloganeering continues. ”Anti-Dalit government” and ”anti-farmer government” are some of the slogans raised.Minister Javadhekar says the business of the House is to discuss issues and asks why are they “running away” from a debate.