The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned till 2.30 p.m. soon after it met for the day.
After the papers were laid, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government was ready to discuss all matters. He requested the members to not bring any placards in Rajya Sabha.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the Opposition was ready for discussion on all the pertinent matters including Rafale but the government must ensure a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Rafale deal.
This led to an uproar in the House. Meanwhile, a few Congress MPs trooped to the Chair’s podium holding placards.
Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to let the House function.
He said there were very few working days left and some important bills were pending. Also, discussion on other issues of public importance was waiting to take place.
However, as the din continued, he adjourned the House till 2.30 p.m.