14/03/2017 3:13 PM IST | Updated 14/03/2017 3:23 PM IST

Stopped From Raising Govt Formation Issue In Lok Sabha, Congress, NCP, RJD Stage Walkout

Democracy is being murdered, said Congress. 

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NEW DELHI -- The Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha after it was not allowed to raise the issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) members also staged a walkout with the Congress members over the issue.

Congress had also submitted an adjournment motion notice in the lower house over the issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur, but it was disallowed by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Congress leader in the house Mallikarjun Kharge first raised the issue during question hour, and said democracy was being murdered.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said since the Congress leader has used "strong words", they should either be expunged or the government be allowed to respond.

The Speaker told the Congress leader to raise the issue during Zero Hour.

However, after Question Hour, the Speaker informed members that there was no Zero Hour, prompting the opposition members to stage a walkout, raising slogans against "dictatorship".

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