Chief of Naval staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba outside Parliament House. Army Chief Bipin Rawat can be seen in the background | Praveen Jain/The Print
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Rajya Sabha MPs were in attendance in Parliament Wednesday morning after the government extended the winter session by a day.

Members of Parliament arrived in central Delhi for the last session of Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha’s winter session was extended by a day, leading to protests by opposition parties who slammed the government for “bypassing” rules and procedure. They alleged members were neither informed nor was their consent taken for the move.

Wednesday morning’s proceedings were also adjourned amid the loud protests. The House is currently still in session.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman chats with cabinet minister Ram Vilas Paswan outside the Parliament on Wednesday. Sitharaman came under fire from opposition members over the Rafale deal this winter session | Praveen Jain/The Print
Women dressed in traditional attire from Arunachal Pradesh at Parliament House | Praveen Jain/The Print
Cameras are lined up outside Parliament as cameramen wait for the House to resume. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon amid protests by Opposition members | Praveen Jain/The Print
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh arrives at Parliament for the last day of the winter session | Praveen Jain/The Print
Cabinet minister Ram Vilas Paswan gestures at media as he enters Parliament building | Praveen Jain/The Print
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan paces outside Parliament House while he takes a call | Praveen Jain/The Print
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Parliament. Amid the ruckus over the Rafale deal in Parliament, Prasad said the Congress had unleashed an “entire campaign of canard” | Praveen Jain/The Print
Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar at Parliament. During this winter session, Parliament approved a bill to amend a law to abolish the ‘no detention policy’ till Class VIII. Javadekar told the House that this will not lead to an increase in dropout rates in schools | Praveen Jain/The Print
Army chief General Bipin Rawat at Parliament. Earlier in the day, Rawat said terrorism is becoming a new form of warfare and will keep growing like a “multi-headed monster” till nations continue to use it as a State policy | Praveen Jain/The Print
Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot outside Parliament. Gehlot has introduced the resesrvation bill in Rajya Sabha today after the Lok Sabha cleared it on Tuesday | Praveen Jain/the Print

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