Rajya Sabha adjourned over fuel price hike

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The uproar on hike in fuel prices Wednesday forced the adjournment of Rajya Sabha with the opposition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding that the hike be rolled back.

As soon as Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari called for the question hour, BJP members led by party’s deputy leader in the house S.S. Ahluwalia and Narendra Pandey were on their feet, vociferously demanding roll back of fuel price hike.

With his repeated pleas for permitting question hour to proceed falling on deaf ears, Ansari adjourned the house till noon.

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