The Upper House saw repeated adjournments in the pre- lunch session with Congress members trooping into the Well raising slogans against the government and the Prime Minister.

The House was adjourned five times - twice each during Zero Hour and the Question Hour and once after it reassembled at 2 pm, as the government charged the main Opposition party with making the House a 'hostage'.

While Congress members continued to raise anti-government slogans from the Well, AIADMK members also moved into the aisles in the morning demanding that the devastation caused by the Chennai floods be declared a national calamity.

The noisy scenes first forced Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to adjourn the House till 11.30 am and then again till noon. Kurien also got the listed papers of the day laid on the table and then called for Zero Hour mentions, as noisy scenes continued.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi raised a point of order objecting to the Opposition members' behaviour.

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