RS adjourns thrice as SP protests discrimination against UP

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party today forced three adjournments of Rajya Sabha in pre-noon session alleging discrimination by the Centre in releasing funds for Uttar Pradesh.

Slogan-shouting SP members trooped into the Well of the House demanding an assurance from the Centre that it would release the share of Uttar Pradesh shortly.

JD-U members too trooped into the Well charging Centre with not implementing the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Bima Yojana (crop insurance scheme) in flood-hit Bihar.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien first adjourned the house for 15 minutes and then till noon as uproarious schemes continued. The House was adjourned for the third time soon after it reasembled at noon.

Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) gave a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of business to discuss the alleged discrimination against Uttar Pradesh, while Sharad Yadav (JD-U) gave a similar notice to raise non-release of funds for Bihar.