TDP protests in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh


TDP protests in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh

A similar situation prevailed in the Rajya Sabha which was adjourned within minutes after it met for the day.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha faced repeated adjournments before adjourning for the day.

The minister also introduced the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill 2018.

With members continuing their protest, the Chair was forced to adjourn the House till 2pm. He questioned the provision of seizing assets of an accused before he was proved guilty. Monday was the sixth consecutive day when the House witnessed bedlam.

The Telugu Desam Party, which pulled out of the Modi government this week, on Sunday said its alliance with the BJP was still on, though it was "severely hurt" by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks on assistance to Andhra Pradesh. The TRS members are seeking enhanced reservation in Telangana, while the AIADMK is pressing for constitution of the Cauvery river board to settle Tamil Nadu's water dispute with neighbours.

In between, Congress, TMC, Left and others started shouting slogans on Bank Fraud cases. Lok Sabha was adjourned by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for some time.

"When there is no order, how can there be a point of order?"

"There is no going back". "I don't find any reason to come to the Well of House", the chairman said adding that he is allowing discussion on all subjects. He has now been telling there is no use by the no confidence motion and the resignations as they will not fetch any results. "Since the rail network in the state is expanding, it will definitely be financially viable", said Srikakulam MP K Rammohan Naidu in his letter to Goel.

The resolution said the Centre has to provide financial assistance to Amaravati, besides giving special category status as promised by the former prime minister, railway zone for Visakhapatnam, establishing Dugarajapatnam port, steel factory at Kadapa and petro-chemical complex at Kakinada and a special package for backward districts on the lines of Bundelkhand and Koraput-Kalahandi.

Ahluwalia was to make a statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations of the 35th report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on rural development.

Earlier, Mr. Naidu countered the claims of Mr. Raju who said it was the BJP that was actually committed to the development of Andhra Pradesh and that M. Venkaiah Naidu had initially demanded the SCS and listed out the institutions required for the State soon after bifurcation. Aam Aadmi Party members raised the issue of sealing of properties in Delhi.