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Posted on Feb 06 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 6 : Wasting another day of this Session, both Houses of the Parliament witnessed uproar over Telangana and other issues, thereby finally getting adjourned on Thursday.

Both the Houses were disrupted as MPs created ruckus over creation of separate Telangana state, harassment of Tamil fishermen by Sri Lanka, 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Pathribal fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir and the death of Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi last week.

As soon as the Lower House met for the day, several anti-Telangana members trooped into the Well holding placards and shouting slogans like 'Save Andhra'.

Lok Sabha was initially adjourned till noon and then till Friday.

Amid uproar over the death of Nido, Upper House Chairman Hamid Ansari said the members should respect the dead.

The Upper house was initially adjourned till noon, then till 2pm and finally for the day.

This comes even after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for order in the House so that it is remembered as a historic session. This is the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by Congress has assured to introduce the Telangana bill in Parliament with the Prime Minister himself hoping that the Telangana Bill will be passed in its last session before the next general elections.

The last Parliament session before the April general elections began on Wednesday but it started with utter chaos and led to adjournments. Once the cabinet clears the Telangana bill, it will be sent for Presidential ascent and then will be debated in Parliament again for a final vote.

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