<p>New Delhi, August 10, 2018</p>.<div>The Rajya Sabha on Friday saw repeated disruptions and was adjourned till 2.30 p.m. amid a ruckus created by the opposition over various issues, including the Rafale jet deal.</div>.<div>The government intends to take up the controversial Triple Talaq bill in the second half.</div>.<div>The first brief adjournment came during the Zero Hour when the House was adjourned for five minutes to meet at 12 noon.</div>.<div>As soon as the House was reconvened, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu took up the Question Hour when the opposition members were again on their feet, loudly protesting over different issues.</div>.<div>Naidu then adjourned the House till 2.30 pm.</div>.<div>Earlier, Congress leader Anand Sharma raised the issue of his notice for discussion on the Rafale deal under suspension of business rules.</div>.<div>Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh, who was presiding over the House during the Zero Hour, informed Sharma that the Chairman had disallowed that notice. This agitated the Congress members.</div>.<div>Leader of Opposition in the upper House Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Rafale deal with France was the "biggest scam" and it should be discussed in the House.</div>.<div>He said that by shortening Parliament sessions, the government was denying the opposition the chance to put up crucial issues in an effective manner.</div>.<div>"The opposition has only this one platform where it is face to face with the government and can raise issues. Therefore, Parliament sessions should be longer," Azad said.</div>.<div>Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said that Parliament was a place to raise issues of public importance and not to level "baseless allegations".</div>.<div>The government intends to take up the Triple Talaq bill and the same is listed in the day's list of business.</div>.<div>However, Trinamool Congress member Derek O'Brien said that to take up government business on a Friday, which is reserved for private members' business, was "against the precedents of the House".</div>.<div>The opposition also confronted the government over its claim that this had been discussed in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting.</div>.<div>"Chairman Sir, please take out the minutes of the BAC and see if this was discussed there or not," Anand Sharma said.</div>.<div>IANS</div>.<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Our News Desk can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)</span></p>. Did you like this story? .<a href="https://www.instamojo.com/netindian/support-netindian/">Make a donation</a>. and help us to serve you better.