CPI-M alleges Congress, BJP collusion over Telangana
New Delhi: The CPI-M on Wednesday alleged collusion between the Congress and the BJP over the way the Lok Sabha decided by voice vote to form a Telangana state.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill was adopted Tuesday "in an undemocratic way violating all norms and procedures".
It said "no debate took place on the bill and it was adopted in the din by a `voice vote`. The demand for a discussion made by some opposition parties was denied.
"All this was done in collusion between the Congress and the BJP," the party said.
"As the major opposition party, even though it is in favour of bifurcation, it was the BJP`s elementary responsibility to demand that a proper debate take place on the bill.
"However, it chose to go along with the Congress` violation of all parliamentary norms.
"The switching off of the live telecast of the proceedings in the house was a surreptitious move to prevent the people from seeing the undemocratic spectacle.
"The way the UPA government has conducted itself in the matter poses a threat to democracy and the federal principle," the CPI-M said.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Amit Shah interacts with journalists at BJP office
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to expand your existing business
- PM Modi host 'Diwali Milan' for media
- Entire Indian force can't defend Kashmir from terrorists, says Farooq Abdullah
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- Entire Indian force can't defend Kashmir from terrorists: Farooq Abdullah
- Woman cop transferred within 24 hours of spat with Haryana minister Anil Vij
- Sheena Bora murder: Why did Indrani send servant to Kolkata to get illegal drugs?
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Day/Night Test: Cricketers mock DRS, Nigel Llong decision on Nathan Lyon howler