Parliament was adjourned till noon on Wednesday following uproar over blackout of Lok Sabha TV during the debate on Telangana and a host of other issues. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm after a TDP member protesting against Telangana snatched the Secretary General’s papers.
In Lok Sabha, as soon as the proceedings began, BJP members vociferously protested the disruption of the live telecast of the proceedings when the House was debating the Telangana Bill on Tuesday.
BJP member Shahnawaz Hussain said the country could not witness the debate on Telangana on TV as the government allegedly did not allow to the live telecast.
Other BJP members joined Mr. Hussain in the protest and demanded action against those who were responsible for it.
CEO of Lok Sabha TV Rajiv Mishra on Tuesday said the channel could not telecast live proceedings because of a technical problem.
DMK members led by T.R. Baalu and Samajwadi Party members too protested near the Well but could not be heard in the din.
Amid noisy scenes, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.
In Rajya Sabha, TDP and the Congress member opposed to division of Andhra Pradesh trooped into the Well as soon as the House met for the day.
Samajwadi Party MPs wanted to take up a resolution condemning black out of proceedings of Lok Sabha during the passage the controversial Telangana bill.
“Please adhere to procedure. Please do not discuss the other House here,” Chairman Hamid Ansari ruled.
This led to an argument between Y.S. Chowdary (TDP), who was standing right below the podium, and Mr. Ansari. Mr. Ansari then adjourned the House till 2 pm.