Telangana uproar in Lok Sabha, house adjourned till April 24

Telangana issue rocked the Lok Sabha for the fifth day today, paralysing proceedings on the last day of the first part of the Budget Session.

The House was adjourned for the day soon after it reassembled at noon as placard-carrying Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members stormed the Well of the House and Congress members from the region shouted slogans standing in the aisles.

Speaker Meira Kumar ordered tabling of papers and took up Zero Hour amidst the uproar over the demand for creation of separate Telangana.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was present in the House and was having discussions with Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.

As the din continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till April 24, when the second part of the Budget session resumes.

Earlier, when the House assembled for the day and took up Question Hour, Congress members from Telangana and those from TDP and TRS rushed to the Well holding posters saying “honour the commitment for Telangana” and “jan bhavna ka samman karo” (respect public sentiments).

Amid intense slogan-shouting, some Opposition members termed the disruption as a “conspiracy” by the government so that the proceedings do not take place. The Speaker then adjourned the House till noon.

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