New Delhi: After losing question hour to protests over Telangana, the Lok Sabha was Friday adjourned till April 24 for the customary break in the budget session.
Telangana protests rocked the lower house for the fifth consecutive day, with question hour being held due to protests over a separate state of Telangana and the central government’s “insensitivity” to the demand.
As soon as the lower house convened at 11 a.m., MPs from the Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) shouted slogans of “Jai Telangana”, urging Speaker Meira Kumar to adjourn the house.
The dragging demand for a separate state to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh has seen at least two people committing suicide in the last few days. According to MPs from the region, there have been nearly 600 suicides so far.
The MPs alleged that the central government was insensitive towards their demand which had driven people to end their lives.
The protests continued when the house reassembled at noon, when papers were laid and other proceedings taken up amidst the sloganeering.
The house was later adjourned for the break.