New Delhi: Telangana issue rocked the Lok
Sabha for the fifth day paralysing proceedings on the last day
of the first part of the Budget Session on Friday.
The House was adjourned for the day soon after it
reassembled at noon as placard-carrying TRS and TDP members
stormed the Well and Congress members from the region shouted
slogans standing in the aisles.
Speaker Meira Kumar ordered tabling of papers and took up
Zero Hour amidst the uproar over the demand for creation of
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was present in the House
and was having discussions with Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who
is in-charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.
As the din continued, Kumar adjourned the House till April
24, when the second part of the Budget Session resumes.
Earlier when the House assembled for the day and took up
Question Hour, Congress members from Telangana and those from
TDP and TRS rushed to the Well holding posters saying "honour
the commitment for Telangana" and "jan bhavna ka samman karo"
(respect public sentiments).
Amid intense slogan-shouting, some Opposition members
termed the disruption as a "conspiracy" by the government so
that the proceedings do not take place. The Speaker then
adjourned the House till noon.