Telangana issue stalls Parliament, Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid chaos

Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned for ten minutes following the uproar over Telangana row.

New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2014 3:32 pm
Telangana and caste-reservation issues stalled the proceedings in both the Houses. (AP Photo) Telangana and caste-reservation issues stalled the proceedings in both the Houses. (AP Photo)

Lok Sabha was adjourned till tomorrow following uproar over a variety of issues, including Telangana. As soon as Lok Sabha met for the day, supporters and opponents of separate Telangana rushed to the Well raising slogans.

Lok Sabha saw one adjournment before it was adjourned for the day soon after noon. Rajya Sabha was adjourned four times till 2 PM.

As soon as the two Houses met for the day, it was repeat of scenes witnessed last week.

Some Samajwadi Party members also raised slogans on the communal violence bill, but they could not be heard in din. SAD members kept standing with placards demanding that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi name those behind the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Speaker Meira Kumar asked Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily to table his reply to a starred question he was reading out as members were unable to hear him. Moily was explaining steps taken to clean rivers.

The Speaker’s repeated appeals to the members to return to their seats evoked no response forcing her not to take up notices for no-confidence motion moved by several members, including V Aruna Kumar of ruling Congress.

Minister K S Rao, who is from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh, was also seen raising some issue, but could not be heard in din. Amid pandemonium, the Speaker adjourned the House till tomorrow.

In the Rajya Sabha, ruckus over Telangana and other issues flagged by slogan shouting TDP, DMK and AIADMK members in the Well led to two adjournments, including one within a minute after the House met for the day.

TDP members protested against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh holding placards, while issues raised by DMK and AIADMK MPs could not be heard in the din.

Some Congress members too raised slogans for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. In the prevailing chaos, V Maitreyan (AIADMK) was seen tearing off a piece of paper.

President’s appeal

President Pranab Mukherjee reminded Parliamentarians of their responsibility as he told them to “do some introspection” over Parliament’s functioning.

Reminding their responsibility to the Parliamentarians, the President said: “Parliament’s function is to debate, dissent and decide and not get disrupted.”

The extended Winter session of Parliament has been stalled so far ever since it began on Wednesday. Both the Houses could not transact any business last week following disruptions with the Telangana, caste-reservation and a number of other issues stalling proceedings.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha saw noisy scenes last week as the controversy over separate state of Telangana issue of caste-reservation lead to pandemonium in the Parliament.

The government has announced that it will take up the Bill to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh in the session that will conclude on February 21.

Andhra Pradesh has remained sharply divided on regional lines on the Telangana issue and the Bill is coming to Parliament after being rejected by the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published on: February 10, 2014 11:00 am
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    ANIINA
    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:02 am
    i do invite the attention of our Hon. President to use your power to warn the parliament members for functioning of our house. It is our house, a house of one billion people. A few, may be 50 can't stop our house. Please take action. Or, throw out all unruly members. Let our house function. This way they are firing our house. If not, the people of India should march to the house and fire all of them inside. Mr. President please do something to end this mockery, they eat our money for nothing. If they can't come in terms, then cancel the session, so some money will be saved.Please act. (They come, get their allowance and go home).
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      Bishwambhar Rao
      Feb 10, 2014 at 8:28 am
      Parliament is the supreme temple of democracy and this is not the way. Parliament Members opposed to the creation of a new Telangana state tore papers in the Rajya Sabha, broke the chairman's mic and held up placards near his chair, forcing the upper house to adjourn.
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        Bishwambhar Rao
        Feb 10, 2014 at 8:37 am
        Whatever may be their political affiliations, supporters of Telangana and Undivided Andhra Pradesh must sit together to find a middle path. It is a fact that demand for creation of separate Telangana state can not be put off for indefinite period. We have to solve this long standing problem by considering all point of views.
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          Mahi Kumari
          Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
          AP-Telangana has gone terribly out of gear. If people of a state don't want the division of the state, and the state embly has rejected it, then Congress and BJP should not go ahead with it in Parliament.
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            Mahi Kumari
            Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
            AP-Telangana has gone terribly out of gear. If people of a state don't want the division of the state, and the state embly has rejected it, then Congress and BJP should not go ahead with it in Parliament.
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              Mahi Kumari
              Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
              The BJP's support for Telangana might come at the cost of a series of anti-corruption bills that were also lined up for this short session, the last before the national election, due by May. The BJP had described these bills as "Rahul hi's poll agenda." On Telangana Rajnath's BJP is playing dirty politics.
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                Mahi Kumari
                Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
                The BJP's support for Telangana might come at the cost of a series of anti-corruption bills that were also lined up for this short session, the last before the national election, due by May. The BJP had described these bills as "Rahul hi's poll agenda." On Telangana Rajnath's BJP is playing dirty politics.
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                  Mahi Kumari
                  Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
                  The Sonia's Congress government last week accepted some of the demands of CM Kiran Kumar Reddy and other politicians opposed to Telangana, but did not agree to designate the IT hub of Hyderabad a union territory. It will be a shared capital for the next 10 years between the old and new state but its revenue is unlikely to be divided.
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                    Mahi Kumari
                    Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
                    The Sonia's Congress government last week accepted some of the demands of CM Kiran Kumar Reddy and other politicians opposed to Telangana, but did not agree to designate the IT hub of Hyderabad a union territory. It will be a shared capital for the next 10 years between the old and new state but its revenue is unlikely to be divided.
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                      Mahi Kumari
                      Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
                      YSR's Jaganmohan met Mamta Banerjee to seek her support for a united Andhra Pradesh. Whatever may be their political affiliations, supporters of Telangana and Undivided Andhra Pradesh must sit together to find a middle path. It is a fact that demand for creation of separate Telangana state can not be put off for indefinite period. We have to solve this long standing problem by considering all point of views.
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                        Mahi Kumari
                        Feb 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
                        YSR's Jaganmohan met Mamta Banerjee to seek her support for a united Andhra Pradesh. Whatever may be their political affiliations, supporters of Telangana and Undivided Andhra Pradesh must sit together to find a middle path. It is a fact that demand for creation of separate Telangana state can not be put off for indefinite period. We have to solve this long standing problem by considering all point of views.
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