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Lok Sabha adjourned twice amid uproar

PTI  New Delhi, December 13, 2013
First Published: 13:35 IST(13/12/2013) | Last Updated: 13:39 IST(13/12/2013)

Uproar over a number of issues led to two adjournments of the Lok Sabha as a result of which the House failed to take up for consideration the notices for no-confidence motion for the fifth consecutive day on Friday.

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The House witnessed disruption as soon as it met for the day and similar was the scene when it reassembled at noon after the first adjournment.
   
The issue of separate Telangana dominated the uproar with members of TDP and YSR Congress trooping into the Well and raising slogans opposing division of Andhra Pradesh. For some time, YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy was also in the Well.
   
Congress members from Seemandhra region supported them by joining in slogan-shouting from their seats.
   
Speaker Meira Kumar repeatedly appealed for order in the House to enable her to ascertain the views of members on the the three notices on no-confidence motion given by six Congress MPs besides by TDP and YSR Congress.
   
SP members were also in the Well raising slogans to demand granting of reservation to 17 OBCs. The effort for inclusion of these castes in the Scheduled Castes list was initiated way back in 2005, when the then SP government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav had amended the concerned Act.
   
The castes include Banjara, Kahar, Kashyap, Kewat, Nishad, Bind, Bhar, Prajapati, Rajbhar, Batham, Gaur, Tura, Majhi, Mallah, Kumhar, Dheemar and Machhua.
   
In the din, Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal introduced a bill to provide for the establishment of Coal Regulatory Authority to regulate and conserve resources in the coal sector.
   
The Speaker also called Minister of State for Home Mulapally Ramachandran to take the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2013 for consideration and passage. But the Minister could not be heard and Kumar adjourned the House for till 1am.


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