Telangana issue rocks Lok Sabha for second day
The issue of separate Telangana and the derogatory remarks by Team Anna against MPs created uproar in the Lok Sabha for the second day today with several members raising the issues forcefully.
New Delhi: The issue of separate Telangana
and the derogatory remarks by Team Anna against MPs created
uproar in the Lok Sabha for the second day today with several
members raising the issues forcefully.
Amid uproar, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House for
As soon as the House met for the day, Congress members
from Telangana as also TDP and TRS members rushed to the Well
demanding a separate state.
Kumar asked them to go back to their seats to allow newly
elected Congress member K Jayaprakash Hegde to take oath. He
won the recent Udipi-Chikmaglur bye-election in Karnataka and
took his oath in Kannada.
On the Chair`s request, the agitating members returned to
their seats when Hegde took oath. But, they soon returned to
the Well shouting slogans.
Amid din, only one question could be taken up during
Question Hour and replies to supplementaries were not audible.
The agitated members were joined in the Well by members
from JD-U, who were raising slogans against Team Anna for
their verbal attack on parliamentarians.
When the Speaker told JD-U leader Sharad Yadav that the
issue raised by him will be taken up at 4 pm, his party
colleagues returned to their seats.
Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said the government
should heed to the demands for a separate Telangana state for
which her party was willing to extend support.
As pandemonium continued for 15 minutes, the House was
adjourned till noon.