Telangana Bill Moved in Lok Sabha for Consideration Amid Uproar

Published: 18th February 2014 01:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2014 04:03 PM   |  A+A-


Government on Tuesday moved the volatile Telangana Bill for consideration in Lok Sabha but the pandemonium created by opponents to the legislation prevented a discussion as the House was repeatedly adjourned.

Notwithstanding the continuing protests inside and outside Parliament, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde moved the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 for consideration even as the MPs from Seemandhra, including ministers, were in the Well opposing bifurcation of the state.

They raised slogans in favour of United Andhra Pradesh and carried placards with such messages.

The ministers in the Well were Chiranjeevi, D Purandeswari and K S Rao.

For the first time, CPM members also joined the protest against creation of Telangana. They were carrying placards opposing bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and demanding that the measure should not be adopted without debate.

Sixteen members from the region, belonging to Congress, TDP and YSR Congress, were suspended from the House last Thursday till February 20 after unprecedented pandemonium that saw expelled Congress member L Rajagopal bursting pepper spray causing commotion.

Members from Telangana region were also in the Well seeking early creation of the separate state.


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