Lok Sabha adjourned briefly over opposition's protests
New Delhi, December 21, 2022
The Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly on Wednesday amid protests by the Opposition parties, which sought a discussion on India-China border clashes in Arunachal Pradesh.
As soon as the Lower House convened at 11 a.m., the Opposition led by the Congress sought discussion on the matter.
When Speaker Om Birla started Question Hour proceedings, the Opposition started protesting, which forced him to adjourn the House till 12 p.m.
Earlier in the morning, the Congress and other Opposition parties protested before Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament premises, seeking the government's response on clashes with Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh.
They also shouted slogans, asking why the Prime Minister was silent on the issue and not giving a statement in Parliament.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor told mediapersons during the protest that there was "no question of criticising the Army. The question is about the country's political leadership. Why won't they be doing their job or being politically accountable to the nation? We are not calling the Army to explain, but want the political leadership to explain".