Lok Sabha disruption is Congress's game plan: Sushma Swaraj
Reacting to the disruption in Parliament, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that it was shameful that the Congress has no grip of its vision on its own party.
"Whatever happened in the parliament today is not only unfortunate, but also shameful, and it is a game plan of the Congress. It is shameful also because Congress's grip of its vision within its own party members is so less," said Swaraj.
"It is worth criticizing that its own party members are behaving in such a way in front of the prime minster, the rest of the ministers and its own cabinet," she said.
Parliament proceedings witnessed an ugly turn when a few legislators resorted to acts of aggression as the Telangana Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha for a discussion.
The Lok Sabha session ended abruptly after an expelled Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh used pepper spray to blind others, while another parliamentarian flung a computer, leading to absolute mayhem in the House.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar expressed her dismay at the sudden turn of events, and said that it is a blot on parliamentary democracy.
As soon as the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister Shinde, two sets of MPs - for and against Telangana - rushed into the Well of the House.
Two groups of protesters also clashed outside Parliament and a heavy contingent of police arrived to remove them as the volatile political atmosphere spilled onto the streets.
Earlier, Parliament was adjourned till noon following an uproar over the demand for a separate Telangana state and other issues.
(Posted on 13-02-2014)