In the Lok Sabha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) members went near the speaker's podium and raised slogans protesting the killing of five Indian Army soldiers by Pakistani troops who had come across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday night.

In the Rajya Sabha too, opposition MPs protested the killings in Poonch and against Chinese incursions across the Line of Actual Control, especially in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Also, MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh raised slogans against creation of Telangana state in the Lok Sabha.

Spat between Aiyar, Naresh Agarwal in RS

Meanwhile, the Upper House witnessed a spat between Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal at the far end of an impromptu debate on killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan troops.

Chairman Hamid Ansari asked if it was wish of the House to dispense with the Question Hour.

While the treasury benches shouted "no" in chorus, Opposition members continued to press for a reply by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Aiyar, a former Petroleum Minister, said there were equally serious issues concerning rise in natural gas prices listed for Question Hour and asked SP members if they were not concerned about increase in gas prices. To this, Agarwal made an insinuation against Aiyar which the Chairman immediately expunged.

"How dare you call me that," Aiyar said, as he charged towards Agarwal. Aiyar was, however, stopped by other members.

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar too said Agarwal should not have made such objectionable remarks. "Aap ney itni badi baat kaisey kahi (how could you say such a big thing)," he said.

Sensing the mood of the members, Ansari adjourned the House till noon.

After the House was adjourned, some MPs including D Raja (CPI) appeared to be telling Agarwal that his remarks against Aiyar were not parliamentary.

Protests by MPs opposed to creation of Telangana marred proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on Monday, the first day of the Monsoon Session, and finally forced adjournment for the day.

JPN/Agencies

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