MPs supporting and opposing creation of a separate state of Telangana disrupted the proceedings virtually every day. Other issues which dominated the uproar were price rise and death of children in relief camps of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. With the sine die adjournment, three notices for no confidence motion against the government could not be considered.
Amid repeated disruptions, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could not take up the no-confidence motion moved against the government by 13 anti-Telangana MPs - six Congress members from Seemandhra and the rest from TDP and YSR Congress. As per rules, 50 members have to support a demand for moving a no-confidence motion to be taken up. Due to continuous din, the Speaker could not carry out the exercise. Parliament also cleared Rs 185,942 millions additional spending in the current fiscal to meet expenditure, mainly towards petroleum and fertiliser subsidies. The two Houses also gave its nod to government’s proposal to spend over Rs 70,759 million for carrying out works like railway electrification, establishment of workshop to manufacture bogies and several over-bridges in this financial year. (PTI)