Telangana issue rocks parliament

Telangana issue rocked Parliament on Monday with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha adjourning twice after Opposition uproar.

Placard-carrying members of TRS, TDP and Congress also trooped into the well in the Lok Sabha to demand creation of Telangana, while Rajya Sabha saw Congress member K Keshav Rao joining Prakash Javadekar (BJP) in slamming the government for the delay in creating the separate state.

Javadekar claimed that 609 persons had committed suicide on the issue of Telangana so far, saying the government needs to show political will to bring a bill for creation of Telangana. “NDA will support any such bill,” he said.

Rao also came down heavily on the government for the delay in creation of Telangana, saying, “If you want three crore people to die, we are ready.”

Javadekar demanded that his notice for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the Army chief’s allegation be taken up. The opposition uproar led to the adjournment of the House till noon.

In the Lok Sabha, Congress members from Telangana, sporting black ribbons, and those from TRS and TDP rushed to the Well to press for statehood. Slogan-shouting JD(U) members were also in the Well demanding coal linkage for a power house in Bihar, forcing adjournment of the House till noon.

When it reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed as TRS, TDP and Congress MPs, supporting Telangana, and those from the JD-U again trooped into the Well, leading to its adjournment till 2 PM. [PTI]

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