Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

New Delhi, Feb 9: The Lok Sabha was adjourned within minutes of assembling on Friday, the last day of the first half of Budget session, amid protests by members from Andhra Pradesh, forcing an adjournment till noon.

As soon as the House met, members from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Yuvajana Shramika Rythu (YSR) Congress trooped near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's podium and started raising slogans demanding 'justice' for the state from which Telangana was carved in 2014.

Protesting members kept raising slogans as Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was answering the first question.

Mahajan urged the members to go back but they continued to protest. In the din, Speaker adjourned the House till 12 p.m.

The Parliament session will take a break on Friday and its second part will start on March 5 and conclude on April 6.