Uproar in Lok Sabha over Telangana issue, TRS MPs walk out
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The Telangana issue today led to brief adjournment in the Lok Sabha with two TRS members staging a walk out for not being given adequate time to raise the matter.
As soon as the House met for the day, TRS members K Chandrasekhar Rao and Vijayashanti walked into the Well raising slogans for carving out a separate Telangana state. Speaker Meira Kumar took up the Question Hour but soon adjourned the House for 15 minutes and called the TRS members to her chamber.
When the House reconvened, the TRS members again were in the Well raising slogans. As this continued for a while, the Speaker allowed Rao to raise the matter briefly.
BJP veteran L K Advani remarked that the Speaker was setting a precedent.
"I am making an exception because a lady is involved and a member is in frail health. This should not be treated as a precedent," the Speaker said. Several members were heard saying that the matter should be raised during Zero Hour.
As Rao took seat, Kumar said, "There is a certain objection. It will be better if you raise in the Zero Hour. Say what you have to say in half-a-minute." Rao said the government had assured them in the House on the formation of a separate Telanagana state three years back and still nothing had happened.
The Speaker said that he had raised the issue and will be given time during Zero Hour and called for continuation of the Question Hour. Rao and Vijayashanti later walked out of the House.