Repeated disruptions in LS over Telangana issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:47

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday failed to transact any significant business as repeated disruptions were caused over Telangana statehood issue.

Minutes after the House met for the day, members of TRS, TDP and Congress stormed the well forcing Speaker Meira Kumar to adjourn it till noon.

When the House reassembled during Zero Hour, Leader of the
Opposition Sushma Swaraj raised the issue as TRS, TDP and
Congress members again entered the Well shouting slogans to
demand immediate tabling of a bill to create separate
Telangana.

"The Prime Minister and the Leader of the House are both
present..... The government is neither creating Telangana, nor
is it talking to them (protestors). At least hold talks with
them to resolve the issue," Swaraj said, adding the protests
were leading to "numerous suicides".

Maintaining that the proceedings had been disrupted over
the past week on the issue, she also urged the Speaker to
allow the protesting members to have their say in the House.Kumar said she had been asking these members to speak on
their demands for the past two days but to no avail.

Members of the three parties belonging to Telangana region
of Andhra Pradesh paid no heed to the Speaker`s repeated
requests to go back to their seats and continued to raise
slogans.

They carried placards which read `Introduce Telangana Bill
immediately`, `implement your promise`, `indecision hurting
more than division of state` and `how many more deaths are
required for separate Telangana`.

As the uproar continued, the Speaker adjourned the House
till 2 PM.

When the House met at 2 PM, Congress, TDP and TRS members
continued raising slogans. Some of them trooped into the Well
waving placards.

Amid din, Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda adjourned the Lok
Sabha till tomorrow.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:47

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