Telangana creates ruckus in Parliament again

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Telangana creates ruckus in Parliament again
New Delhi, Feb 6: The Lok Sabha ran for 15 minutes today before Andhra Pradesh MPs, shouting slogans in favour of and against the Telangana Bill, disrupted the house proceedings. Yesterday the house functioned for 34 minutes before Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned it.

Today, despite Meira Kumar repeatedly asking MPs to go back to their seats, MPs from Seemandhra region stormed the Well disrupting proceedings. "Dear members, this is the last session of Parliament... I appeal to you please go back to your seats and let this House function," she said.

Yesterday Lok Sabha ran for hardly 36 minutes and today, 15


Congress MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh had issued notice for a no trust motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "The House is not in order and I cannot count 50 members to take up the vote of no confidence", said Meira Kumar.

In a short while, she had to end the proceedings as the ruckus got intensified.

In Rajya Sabha

The upper house of the Parliament was also hit by the Telangana storm today. Apart from the Telangana statehood issue, MPs took up the issue of arrest of Tamil fishermen by Sri Lanka authorities.

When the discussion on the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam was disrupted, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari asked, "can we not respect the dead?".

However, the proceedings had to be ended shortly after 2pm.

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