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Uproar in Parliament over Telangana & other issues

New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Monday and the Rajya Sabha twice during Question Hour following uproar over a variety of issues, including Telangana.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, supporters and opponents of separate Telangana rushed to the Well raising slogans.

Some Samajwadi Party members also raised slogans on the communal violence bill, but they could not be heard in din.

SAD members kept standing with placards demanding that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi name those behind the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Speaker Meira Kumar asked Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily to table his reply to a starred question he was reading out as members were unable to hear him. Moily was explaining steps taken to clean rivers.

Minister K S Rao, who is from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh, was also seen raising some issue, but could not be heard in the din.

Amid pandemonium, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

In the Rajya Sabha, ruckus over Telangana and other issues flagged by slogan shouting TDP, DMK and AIADMK members in the Well led to two adjournments, including one within a minute after the House met for the day.

TDP members protested against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh holding placards, while issues raised by DMK and AIADMK MPs could not be heard in the din.

Some Congress members too raised slogans for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

In the prevailing chaos, V Maitreyan (AIADMK) was seen tearing up a piece of paper.

Chairman Hamid Ansari permitted B P Baishya (AGP) to raise his issue for which he had given a notice.

Ansari also tried to pacify the agitating members, but as they remained adamant, he adjourned the House for 10 minutes first and then till noon.

Baishya voiced concern over attacks on people from the Northeast in Delhi and accused the government of failing to ”protect our sisters and brothers.”

The contentious Telangana issue has paralysed proceedings in Parliament since February 5, the day when the extended Winter Session commenced. Government plans to introduce the Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha this week.


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