While commotion and ruckus is a common thing in the Parliament, ministers were at their best. The Telangana Bill managed to anger the ministers to a whole new level, some ministers even using a pepper spray and one alleged MP brandishing a knife.
Here is what the politicians thought of the whole episode:
Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar: This has shamed us. Our parliamentary democracy is admired throughout the world. What happened today is a blot on democracy.
TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu: What has happened is really bad.
Expelled MP L Rajgopal: I used the pepper spray for my own safety. I always carry a pepper spray as I have received many threats. I myself feel sick after using the spray.
TDP MP Venugopal Reddy: I did not use a knife. It was a broken mic.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj: What happened in the Parliament today was not only disgraceful but shameful too.
Parliamentary Minister Kamal Nath: Members tried to use gas in the House. The circumstances and the incidents which took place are a blot on our parliamentary democracy.Members instead of discussing used weapons.
Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das: This is terrorist-type behaviour and an insult to democracy.
Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan: Disgusting.