MPs from Andhra Pradesh are continuing to disrupt the budget session of the current Parliament. Today also the protest on the Telanagana issue forced the Railways minister to cut short his speech. Later the prime Minister Mamohan Singh termed the event as most unfortunate.
Though there were altercations between TDP and TRS MPs in the Parliament today, interestingly it was the four Congress MPs from Andhra including union minister for state for commerce and industry Purandeswri and tourism minister Chiranjeevi who created the most ruckus today in the Parliament which ultimately led to the adjournment of the house for the day.
Though there are differences among various Andhra Parties on Telangana issue, but was it right to disrupt the budget presentation, which was awaited by the entire nation?
The way the Congress MPs stopped their own minister from presenting the rail budget raises several important questions. Has the Congress party lost control over its Parliamentarians from Andhra Pradesh? Or the party is deliberately allowing them to disrupt the Parliament with some hidden political agenda?
The main opposition party BJP says that the Congress has lost control over its MPs and accused it of reluctant to see any business happing in the house.
“The Congress has no intention to work at all. It also shows that they are helpless in this matter (Telangana issue) and loosing control over their MP's. I think that the Congress has not only lost control over the policies but also on the politics," said Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP Spokesperson.
However, political observers think in a different way on this matter. Professor of political science at Delhi University Dr. Pradip Datta does not think that the Congress is loosing control over its MPs.
“It is quite clear from the situation that the Congress has been divided over the Telangana issue. Every MP from the (Andhra) state is fighting their own issues. I don't think that they are loosing control. Its about the particular issues on which their has been some sort of fighting going on among the Andhra MPs," said Dr. Datta.
The Congress MPs belonging to Andhra Pradesh have been protesting against the planned bifurcation of the state and creation of Telangana. While protesting to they torn parliamentary papers, raised banners and shouted slogans.