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Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for 15 minutes following smoke from mike

BJP’s KJ Alphons Complained Of Smoke Emitting From The Voting-cum-mike Console On His Fourth-row Seat.

PTI | Updated on: 29 Jul 2019, 06:06:09 PM
A view of Rajya Sabha during Budget session of Parliament (Photo Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned for 15 minutes after smoke started to emit from a voting-cum-mike console on a seat in the treasury benches.

After the House mourned the death of former union minister and ex-Rajya Sabha member S Jaipal Reddy and congratulated Indian sports persons for winning medals in a boxing event in Indonesia, BJP's KJ Alphons complained of smoke emitting from the voting-cum-mike console on his fourth-row seat.

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Alphons and his party colleague Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala left the seat and moved to another seat as smoke started to emit.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked the Rajya Sabha staff to attend to the problem but adjourned proceedings for 15 minutes when members said it could be a short circuit.

Before adjourning the proceedings, Naidu asked staff to check and resolve the problem.

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First Published : 29 Jul 2019, 06:06:09 PM