LS adjourned till 12.30 pm after Oppn MPs create din demanding repeal of farm laws

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12.30 pm on Wednesday after Opposition members disrupted the proceedings of the House over their demand for a repeal of three new farm laws of the Centre.

The Opposition members started raising slogans as soon as the House convened for the day at 11 am.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, referred to a farmer taking his own life on the Delhi border.

Speaker Om Birla repeatedly asked the members to let the Question Hour function smoothly.

He urged the Opposition members, who were raising slogans, to maintain the dignity of the House, saying people have sent them to the Lok Sabha to debate on issues.

'You do not want to discuss issues (related to the common man),' Birla said.

He asked the agitating members to return to their seats and said the farmers' issue could be discussed during the debate on appropriation bills and finance bills.

As the slogans demanding a rollback of the farm laws continued, the Question Hour lasted a little more than 30 minutes and the speaker adjourned the House till 12.30 pm. PR BKS RC