Pepper spray over Telangana: Who said what in Parliament

It was an unprecedented scene in Parliament on Thursday as an expelled Congress MP sprayed pepper in the House.

New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2014 4:20 pm
The scene that was witnessed in the House involved fisticuffs, pepper spraying and mike breaking. The scene that was witnessed in the House involved fisticuffs, pepper spraying and mike breaking.

It was an unprecedented scene in Parliament on Thursday as an expelled Congress MP sprayed pepper in the House to prevent the introduction of Telangana bill. The scene that was witnessed next in the House involved fisticuffs, pepper spraying and mike breaking. Here’s how people from across the political spectrum reacted to the incident:

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath: Members tried to use gas in the House, gas the House…I did not see but I am informed that there was a knife, there was gas, there were other kinds of weapons…The circumstances and incidents which took place in the House are a big blot on our parliamentary democracy.

Congress leader Rajiv Shukla: It is an attempt to kill other members.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde: We will take action.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar: This has shamed us…This has shamed us. Our parliamentary democracy is admired throughout the world. Today what has happened is a blot (on democracy).

Veteran BJP leader L K Advani: It was disgraceful for Parliament.

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay: It is unbelievable, disgraceful and unwarranted. Never has it happened in our Parliament and neither anywhere in the world.

Congress MP Sukhinder Reddy: There should be a system to prevent MPs carrying these kinds of materials into the House.

JMM MP Kameshwar Baitha: Temple of democracy was polluted because of this and the guilty should be punished.

Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das: This is terrorist-type of behaviour and insult to democracy.

Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan: Disgusting.

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar: Today the entire country has come to know why we the Telangana people want to be separated. Their (MPs’) behaviour was for the entire country to see. If this is the behaviour, you could imagine what we are going through. This should not have happened and strong action should be taken against those who have resorted to such acts.

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    Ninad
    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:31 am
    LMAO =))
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      Ninad
      Feb 13, 2014 at 10:31 am
      LMAO =))
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        Anoop Ghosh
        Feb 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm
        Congress should take action against such disgraced MPs and make an example out of them.
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          Anoop Ghosh
          Feb 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm
          Congress should take action against such disgraced MPs and make an example out of them.
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            AP
            Feb 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm
            Is India democratic country? If so why can't they put bill as per parliament rules.
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              AP
              Feb 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm
              Is India democratic country? If so why can't they put bill as per parliament rules.
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                Basavaraj Basavaraj
                Feb 13, 2014 at 10:45 am
                this is the fate of the country none other than the most ic of its time because of the decision of UPA the most hated Khangress not listening to the people of ANDRA PRADESH IT MAY BE A GAME FOR khangress/kiran k reddy/chiramjeevi the result is heremaharastra illegal tolls collecting money for ministers and their greed bloody ministers now shivsena raise voice against and MNS made helped to get credit to saaurd interests of Khangress and NCP the real CRIMINALS ARE POLITICIANS real goons are POLICE AND REAL SCAPE GOAT IS THE COMMON MAN
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                  Basavaraj Basavaraj
                  Feb 13, 2014 at 10:45 am
                  this is the fate of the country none other than the most ic of its time because of the decision of UPA the most hated Khangress not listening to the people of ANDRA PRADESH IT MAY BE A GAME FOR khangress/kiran k reddy/chiramjeevi the result is heremaharastra illegal tolls collecting money for ministers and their greed bloody ministers now shivsena raise voice against and MNS made helped to get credit to saaurd interests of Khangress and NCP the real CRIMINALS ARE POLITICIANS real goons are POLICE AND REAL SCAPE GOAT IS THE COMMON MAN
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                    jey emm
                    Feb 13, 2014 at 11:31 am
                    Rajiv Shukla - Your involvement in land grabbing incident in Andheri is much more disgraceful.
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                      jey emm
                      Feb 13, 2014 at 11:31 am
                      Rajiv Shukla - Your involvement in land grabbing incident in Andheri is much more disgraceful.
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                        Kalyan
                        Feb 13, 2014 at 11:28 am
                        It is disgraceful not for the .nation , Jayaji. IT IS DISGRACEFUL FOR US, YOUR FELLOW INDIANS WHOM YOU DO NOT WISH TO KNOW COMPLETELY.WHEN THE W NATION REFUSES TO HEAR THE PLEAS OF SEEMANDHRAS, WHAT ELSE CAN THEIR REPRESENTATIVES DO?
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                          Kalyan
                          Feb 13, 2014 at 11:28 am
                          It is disgraceful not for the .nation , Jayaji. IT IS DISGRACEFUL FOR US, YOUR FELLOW INDIANS WHOM YOU DO NOT WISH TO KNOW COMPLETELY.WHEN THE W NATION REFUSES TO HEAR THE PLEAS OF SEEMANDHRAS, WHAT ELSE CAN THEIR REPRESENTATIVES DO?
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                            Kalyan
                            Feb 13, 2014 at 11:42 am
                            Where was my comment?
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                              Kalyan
                              Feb 13, 2014 at 11:42 am
                              Where was my comment?
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                                M L
                                Feb 13, 2014 at 11:15 am
                                Maun Mohan Ji ne maun tora ke nahin? At least by ,shutting his mouth and closing his eyes ,he saved himself from pepper spray.
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                                  M L
                                  Feb 13, 2014 at 11:15 am
                                  Maun Mohan Ji ne maun tora ke nahin? At least by ,shutting his mouth and closing his eyes ,he saved himself from pepper spray.
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                                    Pushpinder Singh
                                    Feb 14, 2014 at 4:32 am
                                    TRS chief K Chandrasekhar has attempted to draw political mileage out of the tragedy enacted in the Parliament.The important question is where was the Vice President of Congress party, at this important moment which was converted into a farce by his party-men and their ilk.
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                                      Pushpinder Singh
                                      Feb 14, 2014 at 4:32 am
                                      TRS chief K Chandrasekhar has attempted to draw political mileage out of the tragedy enacted in the Parliament.The important question is where was the Vice President of Congress party, at this important moment which was converted into a farce by his party-men and their ilk.
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                                        Rajaram V.V.
                                        Feb 13, 2014 at 11:08 am
                                        The pepper spray incident in the parliament is, no doubt, a blot in the Indian parliamentary democracy. However, this demonstrates that pepper spray is good weapon for women to defend themselves from raps, molestation etc. Soon the pepper spray will be available in the market in a different and user friendly style.
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                                          Rajaram V.V.
                                          Feb 13, 2014 at 11:08 am
                                          The pepper spray incident in the parliament is, no doubt, a blot in the Indian parliamentary democracy. However, this demonstrates that pepper spray is good weapon for women to defend themselves from raps, molestation etc. Soon the pepper spray will be available in the market in a different and user friendly style.
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                                            RJ
                                            Feb 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm
                                            On contraire, this is democracy in action. When leaders become dictators that oppress people and do not offer a transparent due process, in other words, when leaders become fascist dictators, pepper spray becomes a legitimate tactic.
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