Both the Houses saw noisy scenes as soon as they met for the day with members from Andhra Pradesh -- from Telangana as well as Seemandhra regions -- cutting across party lines storming the Well. Those protesting included members from ruling Congress.
While Seemandhra members carried placards saying 'Jai Samaikya Andhra Pradesh' (hail united Andhra Pradesh), Telangana members shouted slogans demanding early creation of the separate state.
The government has announced that it will take up the Bill to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh in the session that will conclude on February 21.
Andhra Pradesh has remained sharply divided on regional lines on the Telangana issue and the Bill is coming to the Parliament after being rejected by the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

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Government is expected to introduce the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill in the Parliament next week. Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal members were on their feet, targeting Congress on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the wake of renewed controversy on the issue following a television interview by Rahul Gandhi.
Carrying placards and shouting slogans, they wanted day-to-day trial of pending cases against Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler. BSP members were also in the Well but it was not immediately clear what issue they were raising.
Speaker Meira Kumar repeatedly appealed to members to maintain calm and allow smooth conduct of the House, reminding them that it was the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha. As her pleas went unheeded, she adjourned the House, first till noon and later for the day.
Before the adjournment, the House condemned the attacks and harassment of people from the Northeast in various parts of the country in the wake of the killing of a boy from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi.

Government fails to table anti-communal violence bill in RS

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde sought to introduce in the Rajya Sabha a bill to prevent communal violence but could not do so due to protests by BJP members, forcing a second adjournment of the house, this time till 2 pm.

Shinde sought to introduce the bill soon after the house resumed at noon following an adjournment soon after it met on the opening day of the resumed winter session.

But Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley (BJP) stood up to oppose the introduction of the bill.

Members from some other parties also sought to raise their issues, causing a din.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien then adjourned the house till 2 pm.


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