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"Honour Promises Made During Bifurcation": Chandrababu Naidu Reminds PM Modi

In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan first adjourned the House immediately after the Question Hour started, as the TRS, TDP, AIADMK and YSR Congress members stormed the well. The TDP aligned with the NDA hoping Modi would take the responsibility for protecting the "mother", he said days after pulling out of the BJP-led government at the centre over the special category status issue.

The Congress, TMC, AIADMK, and NDA allies TDP and Shiv Sena took off where they had left off on Friday, raking up issues ranging from banking fraud, Cauvery water dispute, special status to Andhra Pradesh and Marathi language.

As the listed papers were laid on the table of the House, Naidu, taking up Zero Hour, asked YSR Congress leader Vijay Sai Reddy to raise his issue.

The Congress has been demanding a discussion on the matter and even staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament.

The Congress and the AIADMK members were also on their feet.

Earlier, when the House assembled for the day, it was adjourned within minutes by Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu following protests by members.

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"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. "I don't find any reason to come to the Well of House", the chairman said adding that he is allowing discussion on all subjects.

"Referring to BJP leaders' statements that funds for various development works and schemes were coming from the centre, the Chief Minister said that those funds came from people's money". Earlier while papers were being laid, Naidu said ministers can lay papers on behalf of other ministers but they should seek prior permission from the chair.

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

Since the Budget session resumed on March 5, it has been a series of washouts in Parliament, with the Opposition and the government blaming each other for the pandemonium.

On March 8, on the occasion of International Women's Day, the Rajya Sabha functioned for a brief period when women members urged the government to pass the Women's Reservation Bill.