Rajya Sabha members of DMK, AIADMK incur the wrath of Chair

Adding to the Telangana chaos, members of the AIADMK and the DMK on Monday tore up and flung official papers for having been singled out in the official bulletin for disturbing proceedings on Friday, and thus they incurred the wrath of the Chair in the Rajya Sabha.

Members of the arch-rivals from Tamil Nadu stayed put in the well even before the commencement of the morning session. Some pieces of torn papers fell on officials, including the secretary-general, and others landed on the Chair’s podium so much so the presiding officer was forced to adjourn the House within two minutes of each resumption. After five adjournments, the day’s proceedings were eventually called off.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien gave a piece of his mind before the fourth adjournment for lunch as these members continued with their act despite requests from the watch and ward staff to keep off the podium.

V. Maitreyan (AIADMK) and T.M. Selvaganapathi (DMK) tore the bulletin copies and flung the pieces of paper protesting that only those who rushed into the well on Friday were named in the bulletin, while Congress members who did so on the Telangana issue on the first two days, were not named.

The leaders said they would not allow the House to function until the names of 10 members were deleted from the bulletin.

The bulletin had named Y.S. Chowdary, C.M. Ramesh, N. Balaganga, A.W. Rabi Bernard, K.R. Arjunan, T. Rathinavel, R. Lakshmanan, Vasanthi Stanley, A.A. Jinnah and Mr. Selvaganapathi for their “gross disorderly conduct in violation of rules and etiquette of the Rajya Sabha.”

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