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You can’t discipline your kids because you aren’t disciplined yourselves: Speaker to MPs

Members from the Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress trooped near the Speaker’s podium, protesting with placards in their hands.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2018 19:32 IST
MPs display placards during a protest in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.
MPs display placards during a protest in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Parliamentarians belonging to the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress on Wednesday once again protested in the Lok Sabha, prompting Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to say they would not be able to discipline their own children as they are not disciplined themselves.

The MPs have been protesting for the past two days over “non- implementation” of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, demanding a financial package for the state from which Telangana was carved out and asking the government to “honour its commitments” made at the time of bifurcation.

Soon after the House met, members from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the YSR Congress trooped near the Speaker’s podium, protesting with placards in their hands.

As one of the protesting MPs tried to position the placard in front of the Speaker’s seat, Mahajan reprimanded the members and said she could not even call the behaviour “childlike”.

“I can’t even say it is your childish behaviour, as even children don’t behave like you. When you go home, you will not be even able to teach discipline to your children,” Mahajan said.

The members, however, continued their protests through the question hour, and all answers were given amid the din.