New Delhi: TDP member C M Ramesh, who has been protesting against the creation of Telangana state for the last four days, on Thursday fainted in the Rajya Sabha and had to be rushed to hospital.
Ramesh (47) fell down at around 2.50 PM while he was holding a placard as a protest along with his party colleague YS Chowdary.
At that time, a discussion was underway on Companies Bill and SP Singh Baghel (BSP) was speaking.
Deputy Chairman P J Kurien immediately adjourned the House for 10 minutes.
Members from both treasury benches as well as Opposition parties rushed to help Ramesh.
Some members sprinkled water on his face while others tried to help him stand up.
Soon after, he was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Doctors, who carried out initial check-up inside Parliament, advised him to consult a neurologist and accordingly the member was sent to RML Hospital.
Ramesh was in the well since the beginning of the day protesting against the division of Andhra Pradesh.
Usually vociferous in his protest, he wore a piece of black cloth on his face today to express his objection silently.
All along, he held a placard that read "Save Andhra Pradesh."