New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday failed to function peacefully with repeated disruptions over Telangana statehood issue.
Soon after the Lower House met for the day, members of TRS, TDP and Congress stormed the Well compelling Speaker Meira Kumar to adjourn it till noon.
When the House reassembled during Zero Hour, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj raised the issue as TRS, TDP and Congress members again entered the Well shouting slogans to demand immediate tabling of a bill to create separate Telangana.
"The Prime Minister and the Leader of the House are both present..... the government is neither creating Telangana, nor is it talking to the protestors. At least hold talks with them to resolve the issue," Swaraj said, emphasizing on the protests leading to "numerous suicides".
Maintaining that the proceedings had been disrupted over the past week on the issue, she also urged the Speaker to allow the protesting members to have their say in the House.
Kumar said she had been asking these members to speak on their demands for the past two days but to no avail.
Members of the three parties belonging to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh paid no heed to the Speaker's repeated requests to go back to their seats and continued to raise slogans.
They carried placards which read 'Introduce Telangana Bill immediately', 'implement your promise', 'indecision hurting more than division of state' and 'how many more deaths are required for separate Telangana'.
As the uproar continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till 2 PM.
When the House met at 2 PM, Congress, TDP and TRS members continued raising slogans. Some of them trooped into the Well waving placards.
Amid din, Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda adjourned the Lok Sabha till on Thursday.