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TN MP's claim to businesslike attitude results in disorder

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) In an ironic development in the Lok Sabha today, a remark of Mr A Krishnaswamy (DMK) that Tamil Nadu MPs, unlike members from other states, were business-like and did not waste the time of the House instantly sparked unruly behaviour by representatives from the state.

Mr Krishnaswamy expressed his view when Mr Giridhar Gamang, who was in the Chair, sought to restrict the time given to each MP to two minutes to participate in the debate on The Pondicherry (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2006.

The DMK member said it was the MPs from Tamil Nadu who took the least time in the House as they did not believe in creating a scene by converting a debate into a trouble (vaadathi vidhandavadam saivathil).

Upon this, some members on the BJP benches were on their feet, trying to say something. Instantly, most of the MPs from Tamil Nadu started shouting and some even rushed towards the well.

But normalcy returned to the House in no time as Mr Ananth Kumar (BJP) categorically stated that the BJP and all other parties in the House fully backed the move as it respected the sentiments of the people from the Union Territory.

In fact, he was personally supporting the name change as it would also facilitate changing Bangalore into Bangaluru. After this remark, Tamil Nadu MPs went back to their seats with a broad smile on their faces.


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