Lok Sabha adjourned for the day over Telangana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2014 12:21 IST

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday and Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30pm after an uproar over the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the Tamil Nadu fishermen row.

This is the third day that proceedings in Parliament have been disrupted over the creation of Telangana among other issues.

Members have been trooping into the Well of both Houses and raising pro- and anti-Telangana slogans and carrying placards.

The government has announced that it will take up the bill to carve out a separate Telangana state in the session that is scheduled to conclude on February 21. Top government sources added that it may try to introduce the bill next week itself.

The government has several key bills, including six anti-corruption legislations, listed for business this session, but is unlikely to get support from the non-NDA opposition parties.

The current Lok Sabha is considered to be the least productive with only 165 bills being cleared in the last four years while 126 bills are still pending.

Even in the face of opposition attack, the UPA government may prefer to pass the vote on account (VoA) and the interim railway budget on schedule to send out the message that it is keen to run Parliament.

The passage of the interim rail budget is supposed to take place on February 12 and the VoA on February 17.

Government sources told HT if the disruption continued, the Houses might be adjourned on February 19 after the passage of the two items. The original plan was to run the session till February 21.

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