Unfazed by vociferous protests, the controversial Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. Amid chaos and high drama, the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 was moved by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The parties which support a united Andhra, have called for protests. The passage of the bill generated a heated debate on Twitter as well. Here are some reactions.
Is this the way to create a new state in a democracy? Despite Telangana being an old n vexed issue,there is something wrong in its handling
— S Irfan Habib (@irfhabib) February 18, 2014
Democracy cannot function by taking a confrontational route and since BJP was in favor of Telangana, it did right by supporting it 1/2 — Alok Bhatt (@alok_bhatt) February 18, 2014
Will they block Rajya Sabha TV when Telangana Bill is taken up there? — Agnivo (@Aagan86) February 18, 2014
Ring out the old, Ring in the new – vote sensibly in 2014. Get into the voters’ list and throw out all who hid Telangana debate from us
— Vinita Deshmukh (@VinitaDeshmukh) February 18, 2014
ha RT @HuMuN_86 Telangana’s birth is like closed door operation theatre delivery.All u get to know in the end “mubarak ho Telangana hua hai”
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) February 18, 2014
Telangana bill passed in Loksabha. Hope peace prevails in AP. This bill saw many precious lives lost on the altar of vote bank politics.
— Tarun Vijay (@Tarunvijay) February 18, 2014
The least number of women candidates have been fielded by the Congress which has given tickets to just five women contestants.