Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm after uproar over JNU fee hike issue

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 19, 2019, 12.10 PM(IST)

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Upper House was adjourned after Chairman Venkaiah Naidu refused to allow suspension of business under rule 267 given by the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Binoy Viswan.

Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned till 2pm after uproar over Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) hostel fee hike. 

Congress and other opposition parties disrupted the proceedings of the House forcing the Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the proceedings.

The Upper House was adjourned after chairman Naidu refused to allow suspension of business under rule 267 given by the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Binoy Viswan.

The JNU situation deteriorated last week after a clash broke out between the students and police during a protest over hike in fees.

The university had hiked the rate of a student single room rent from Rs 10 to Rs 300 per month, for student double room from Rs 20 to Rs 600 per month and increased one-time refundable mess security deposit from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.

 The fee was, however, partially rolled back following protest. Now, the room rent for single-seater rooms will be kept to Rs 600 per month, while it will be Rs 300 for those students who come from the below poverty line (BPL) category.

The Rajya Sabha Chairman also said the House will look into the issue of the uniforms of the Rajya Sabha Marshals.

"Secretariat of the Rajya Sabha after considering various suggestions came out with a new dress code for the marshals. But we've received some observations by some political as well as well-meaning people. I've decided to ask Secretariat to revisit the same," Naidu said. 

(With ANI inputs)