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Eight Congress MPs suspended for four days

April 24, 2012

Eight Telangana Congress MPs who were protesting in the Lok Sabha demanding the introduction of Telangana Bill were suspended for four days for continuous disruption of the proceedings of the house. The motion for suspension was moved by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. The MPs who were suspended are: G Vivekanand, Ponnam Prabhakar, Manda Jagannatham, Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy, Balram Naik, Madhu Goud Yaskhi, Siricilla Rajaiah and Gutha Sukhender Reddy.

It was an embarrassing day for the ruling Congress party as they had to move the suspension of their own ruling party MPs. The primary demand of the MPs was that the Government to make a statement on the Telangana issue in the House.

The suspended MPs made it clear to the Congress central leadership that the party is destined to be doomed in the Telangana region if the introduction of separate Telangana Bill is not moved in the Parliament. The party is already facing intense heat in the Seemandhra region in the form of YSR Congress Party. The party has lost all the six by-polls in the Telangana region recently.

TRS says suspension undemocratic

Reacting to the suspension of the eight Telangana MPs in the Lok Sabha, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao termed it unfortunate and undemocratic. He wondered how the ruling party can suspend their own members when the party assured carving out the Telangana state.

BJP State president G Kishan Reddy said that Congress was never committed to the Telangana state and that the suspension of their own members proved it. He said that the BJP will move the resolution in Parliament on April 27.


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