Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

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The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day as the opposition continued to disrupt the house with its demand for a debate under adjournment motion on the issue of demonetisation on Thursday. The House was first adjourned soon after it met at 11 a.m., and then for the day, shortly after 12 noon as opposition members continued to create ruckus. Shortly after the House met, opposition members trooped towards the Speaker's podium and shouted slogans against the demonetisation of high-value currency by the government. The Speaker requested members to return to their seats but they refused. Samajwadi Party leader Akshay Yadav hurled papers towards the reporters' table. The House was adjourned till 12 noon. When the House reassembled, the Speaker reprimanded Yadav for his conduct. "This conduct is not proper on the part of the member and also for the dignity and prestige of the House," Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said. Expressing her "displeasure", the Speaker warned Yadav to refrain from such activities in future. Mahajan then disallowed the notices for adjourning the work of the House to debate demonetisation, creating a huge uproar in opposition benches. The Speaker then adjourned the house for the day.(IANS)

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