As soon as the House assembled, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge raised the issue of political situation in Gujarat, from where Congress shifted its legislators to Karnataka fearing poaching allegedly by the BJP ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections.
Ruling BJP has fielded three members including party president Amit Shah, union minister Smriti Irani and a rebel Congress legislator who joined the BJP ahead of the election. He will contest against Ahmed Patel, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's political adviser, who is also seeking re-election to the Rajya Sabha.
"The Congress MLAs are being put under pressure," Mr Kharge alleged amidst the protests and counter-protests by Congress and BJP members respectively.
Both Mr Kharge and Mr Scindia wanted a discussion on the issue in the House. However, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected the demand saying it was a subject relating to a state and cannot be discussed in the House.