CBN goes back on 3rd Rajya Sabha Seat!

  • CBN goes back on 3rd Rajya Sabha Seat!

CBN goes back on 3rd Rajya Sabha Seat!

The Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned for the day amid continuing protests by opposition parties and National Democratic Alliance ally Telugu Desam Party on various issues including demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, the Cauvery row, sealing in Delhi and bank fraud. It is known that election process for the 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh is underway.

Last week, the TDP withdrew its two Central Ministers P Ashok Gajapathi Raju (Civil Aviation) and YS Chowdary (Minister of State for Science and Technology) from the government, protesting the refusal of the Centre to oblige its demands for grant of special category status to Andhra Pradesh along with some other benefits.

The Question Hour became a casualty once again as members from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) stormed the Well raising slogans. They were also supported by their rival YSR Congress party. "When there is no order, how can there be a point of order?"

"As per the decision of our party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, we are announcing the candidature of C M Ramesh and Ravindra Kumar for the Rajya Sabha election", State TDP president K Kala Venkata Rao said in a release.

However, when the House reassembled at noon, the protests continued and no legislative business could be carried out. After the papers were laid in the House, members of TDP, YSRC, TMC, AIADMK and AAP were up on their feet seeking to raise a point of order.

After the two Ministers pulled out, they have been staking tall claims though it was TDP that has discouraged SCS throughout and Naidu himself stating that SCS is not a wonder drug and now taking U-turn shows his raw opportunism, Parthasarathi said. Naidu in his two tweets said: "We will work day and night to rebuild the state, I have the experience, people of this state are hard working, but BJP is failing to provide justcie to the state". When Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel rose to make a statement on behalf of minister of state for drinking water and sanitation S. S. Ahluwalia, Naidu said, "Statement has to be made by the minister concerned".

As the bedlam continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of reports of various standing committees.