Soon after the house met, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge urged Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to accept their notice for an adjournment motion.
Under the adjournment motion, all other business is set aside and the debate is followed by voting.
But Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the debate should be a short duration discussion under rule 193.
Mahajan then proceeded with the Question Hour even as opposition members raised slogans and created a ruckus in the house.
The Speaker then said that the opposition did not seem to want a debate.
“We want adjournment motion because there will be voting,” Kharge said.
The Speaker adjourned the house till 12.30 p.m., saying the debate cannot take place amid such disturbances.