Telangana issue: Lok Sabha adjourns sine die
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Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009, 14:21
  
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was rocked for the fourth consecutive day today by the Telangana issue, with members in favour of the separate state and those opposing it disrupting the proceedings.

The House could function barely for about 55 minutes during which legislative business was rushed through with five important bills being passed and two others introduced amid din.

The bills passed included one on raising Salaries and Allowances of Ministers and another providing for creation of commercial divisions of High Courts.

The entire Opposition, except TDP, was agitated at the way the legislative business was rushed through by Speaker Meira Kumar and staged a walk-out.

The Lok Sabha was later adjourned sine die.

Pro-Telangana and pro-united Andhra Pradesh members engaged in vigorous slogan-shouting to press their demands as soon as the House met for the day, a repetition of the scenes witnessed during the last three days.

While four TDP members trooped into the well carrying placards saying 'We want united AP', pro-Telangana Congress members held placards with 'Double standard, TDP down down' written on them.

Chanting slogans 'December 9 is the black day', the TDP members were demanding that Home Minister P Chidambaram should withdraw his announcement about creation of Telangana.

One of the six TDP members R Suresh was favouring creation of Telangana and carried a placard which read 'Jai Telangana'.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 18, 2009, 14:21


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