Uproarious scenes dominated the proceedings in Rajya Sabha Thursday with members staging protests in the Well over Telangana statehood issue and a TDP member trying to snatch the mike of the Chair.
Continued protests over Telangana statehood and other issues led to two adjournments of the House in the pre-lunch sitting, including one till noon just a minute after the House met for the day.
When the House reassembled, noisy protests broke out over proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh with members from Seemandhra and Telangana regions shouting slogans in favour and against the move.
As the ruckus continued, TDP MP CM Ramesh tried to uproot the mike from the podium. A visibly upset Deputy Chairman P J Kurien was heard saying, Yes, you continue.If this is democracy, you continue.
In the bedlam, members from TDP and Congress were roaming in the Well with placards displaying We want Telangana while Seemandhra members from the both the parties kept up their protest against any attempt to bifurcate the state.
AIADMK members led by V Maitreyan were seen blind folding themselves with black cloths while raising slogans Save Tamil fishermen, positioning themselves before the Chair along with a Congress MP who was displayed the banner We want united Andhra Pradesh. Amid protests, Kurien adjourned the House till 2 PM.