rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

Last updated on: February 14, 2014 12:59 IST

Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

     Next

Next

A pepper spray was used, a mic yanked, a computer flung and a knife brandished. Can the day get any worse for Parliament?

Parliament hit a new low on Thursday over Telangana.

Lawmakers turned into lawbreakers as they clashed with each other over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh as the controversial bill to create the new state was introduced.

With unprecedented behaviour these MPs put our democracy to shame.

Leading the drama in the Lok Sabha was expelled Congress Member of Parliament L Rajagopal, who represents the Seemandhra region. He used a pepper spray as two others MPs, for and against the bifurcation, came to blows. Incidentally, Rajagopal also smashed a glass on the table. 

A Parliament doctor was immediately rushed inside the Lok Sabha after the spray incident. The impact of the spray was so severe that mediapersons in the press gallery atop the chair started coughing.

The pepper spray could be smelt outside the House as well, complained a few.

There were other protesting MPs who flung a computer, according to television channels. 

Click on NEXT to cast your vote on whether these MPs should be banned....

     


Image: Congress MP L Rajagopal was trying to prevent introduction of the bill that provides for bifurcation of Andhra


     Next

Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Telugu Desam Party MP Venugopal Reddy reportedly brandished a knife inside the House, but others held him back. He later snatched papers from the Speaker's podium.

However, Reddy denied using a knife. Talking to the press after the chaos, he said, "I was waving a microphone and not a knife."

Click on NEXT to cast your vote on whether these MPs should be banned....


Image: TDP MP Venugopal Reddy


Prev     Next

Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Similar scenes were being play out in the Rajya Sabha. 

Venugopal’s party colleague C M Ramesh tried to pluck away the mike of the chairman in the Upper House.

Click on NEXT to cast your vote on whether these MPs should be banned....


Image: TDP MP C M Ramesh


Prev     Next

Should these MPs be banned from Parliament? Your Say!

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Do you, our dear readers, think these MPs should be allowed to enter Parliament again? Take the poll below to let us know your opinion.

 



Tags: 1

Prev     Next

TOP photo features you missed last week

Prev     More

Click on MORE to see another PHOTO feature...



Tags: 1

Prev     More