New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 p.m. on Tuesday as the opposition protested over various issues, including alleged land deals by Robert Vadra in Rajasthan and "war crimes" by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in the Rajya Sabha raised the alleged land deals by Robert Vadra -- the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi -- in Rajasthan. DMK members raised the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Italy's refusal to return the two marines accused of killing fishermen in Kerala.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien adjourned the House till 2 p.m. after his efforts to restore order and proceed with scheduled business failed. There were similar scenes in the Lok Sabha as members created a ruckus on the same issues.

After Speaker Meira Kumar read out an obituary reference to former member Viren Shah, DMK members raised the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. BJP members displayed placards and shouted slogans against Vadra's land deals.

The speaker adjourned the house till noon. But when the House met again, BJP MPs continued sloganeering over Vadra's land deals, which led to the Speaker again adjourning the house till 2 p.m.


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