Creation of new Indian State Telengana: The final proceedings took the nation on a bumpy ride of democracy
Rajya Sabha was turned into a veritable den of political pugilists today with no rules of the game to be followed. Members opposed to the division of Andhra Pradesh trooped into the well. The winner of the trophy of the abominable behavior and flagrant violation of norms of civilized society and orderly democracy was C.M. Ramesh of TDP. He along with his party colleague Y.S. Chowdhary took the protests to the lowest depths. Ramesh lost his cool when P.J. Kurien, the deputy chairman of RS asked the secretary general to read the message from Lok Sabha which contained the concept to carve out a separate Telangana from Andhra Pradesh. The infuriated TDP member snatched the papers from Shumsher K. Sheriff, the secretary general before he could read it. In a fit if anger, Ramesh hit at the mike
During these noisy protests Samajwadi Party’s MPs were also gracing the Well seeking a resolution to condemn the ‘balck out’ of Lok Sabha proceedings during the passage of the Telangana Bill yesterday. Mr. Kurien rejected the demand of the Samajwadi Party to discuss Tuesday’s happenings in Lok Sabha saying, “You cannot discuss Lok Sabha in this House.” It is interesting to note that in the morning Mr Hamid Ansari has already rejected the similar demand with the comment,“Please adhere to procedure. Please do not discuss the other House here.”
Mr Y. S. Chowdhary who was supporting C.M. Ramesh was kind enough to inform the Chairman that Lok Sabha is within the country. With all the gas in his lungs he shouted, “Please restore Democracy”. The concerend MP from Hyderabad
Mr. Owaisi accused the Centre of overstepping the constitutional limits and giving a weak framework for Telangana in terms of assets but his amendments were all shot down.
Politics makes strange bedfellows and this adage proved to the hilt in Lok Sabha when Congress Party put the gun upon the shoulder of BJP and fired the shot. The sonic boom of the shot would be heard in times to come as BJP saved faced but lost the battle in Andhara. Congress bargained for plus minus 17 Lok Sabha seats. Kiran, the CM jumped into the no-man's land of poitics. TDP burned it bridges with BJP. The ambitions of the wilful son of powerful Ex Chief Minister is looking for lost ground.
British divided the ‘Mother India’ and the present rulers are dividing the ‘Nation.’ All that happens of course or happened with all noble intentions. Lok Sabha TV, which has monopoly rights over the telecast of proceedings, went blank during the proceedings. Lok Sabha secretariat explained the blackout a "technical glitch". Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj insisted that the disruption of live coverage was "tactical glitch". Most of the members of parliament, however, agreed that the blackout was "undemocratic".
But for Telangana MPs it was a day of victory. They broke into an impromptu bhangra and thanked Sonia Ji.
Unfortunate common man was denied yesterday the pleasure to observe what our great noblemen were doing in the Temple of Democracy. However, the member of the Upper House didn’t deny that to public that pleasure and fully got them their Paisa Vasool for a Jhanki of ‘March of the Nation’ today.
Amid this din, Kurien adjourned the House. Democracy moves the bumpy road.