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Sufficient warnings had been issued before the House was adjourned till afternoon, he said.

Meanwhile, Opposition made a decision to boycott the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday and alleged that chairman Venkaiah Naidu was not allowing them to speak on issues related to the governance.

Later an opposition party MP said members were agitated after the adjournment as they have a lot of issues to raise.

He also said the Opposition was running away from a discussion in the Upper House.

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad led the charge and said Parliament worked according to "rules, regulations, procedures and conventions" and not "according to one's whims".

The action came after two brief adjournments of the house as Ramesh didn't leave the house despite being named by Kurien. Opposition MPs were not present when Naidu spoke. The first 4-6 minutes of my speech were not shown on Rajya Sabha TV.

Leader of the House Arun Jaitley and several of his party colleagues too remained seated in the House for quite some time.

It listed the instances when the House was adjourned for a longer duration than warranted.

Though the BSP members did not return to the House after the opposition walk out, sources said they were not part of the deliberations through the day.

Mr Azad said that his speech was shown only for eight seconds and eight seconds were given for other leaders of the Opposition. We have the highest respect for the chairman. "If someone is scared to talk to the Opposition or transact with them, it is not good for democracy or freedom of speech or even freedom of business", he said. What's the use then of having a Parliament,"SP's Naresh Agarwal told media later". All leaders of opposition, barring the BSP, jointly addressed a press conference.

Also on Monday, Ghulam Nabi Azad had accused the government of treating opposition leaders as "potential terrorists", tapping their phones and persecuting opposition leaders by using the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to intimidate them.


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