Uproar in LS over UPSC exam issue

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 09:03 hrs

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice on Friday as several political parties, including Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rastriya Janata Dal ( RJD), created ruckus over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations examination issue.

SP and RJD had given adjournment notice to discuss new changes in the pattern of UPSC examination that made English compulsory in civil service exams.

Immediately after the Lok Sabha met for the day, SP and RJD members moved to the Well of the House to protest over the alleged neglect of Hindi and other regional languages in the UPSC examinations.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till 11.30 am as members continued to create ruckus over the matter.

After the House re-convened, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Shiv Sena and Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] members joined the SP and RJD members to protest over the issue.

"There will be no work in English.The country will not be a slave again," the protesting members were seen shouting slogans.

Amid ruckus, the Lok Sabha was later adjourned till noon.

The Question Hour was completely washed out in the Lower House of the Parliament.

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