New Delhi, Feb 17 IANS | 5 months ago

The Telangana bill will be taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said.


"The Telangana bill will come up for discussion in the Lok Sabha Feb 18," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters in the Parliament House complex Monday.

"Those who want to oppose can do so in a parliamentary manner," he added.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha last Thursday amid ruckus and violent protests which saw an anti-Telangana MP (Lagadapati Rajagopal) using pepper spray, leaving several MPs, Speaker Meira Kumar and dozens of journalists choking and coughing.

Several opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Trinamool Congress, the Biju Janata Dal, the Left and the Samajwadi Party, which extends outside support to the government, had told the speaker that the bill was not formally introduced in the house and should be introduced again.

(Posted on 17-02-2014)