After Telangana Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha, expelled Congress MP, L Rajagopal used pepper spray in the House, leading to chaos and violence.Papers were torn amid altercations both verbal and physical.MP Rajagopal had to be rescued by watch and ward staff after other members attacked him for spraying.Only 16 MPs were suspended,this session. 😉
Violence in Indian Parliament is no more Breaking News these days.Abusive languages,shouting on top of eachother,breaking chairs and tables,tearing clothes and papers are now considered normal parliamentarian mannerism.But the use of pepper spray has given this mannerism a new vision and hope.We may soon expect more action and use of more sophisticated weapons being used by our leaders in ‘self-defense’. 😉
Former Uttar Pradesh CM,Mayawati, has said that the large state of Uttar Pradesh should be split into smaller states to facilitate better governance and also supports the formation of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal and Vidarbha out of Maharashtra. The SP is against such splitting of Uttar Pradesh.
Ideally this is a better way for small parties to come to power and remain there for longer period of time because they know the areas of their strong hold in bigger states and good governance is the only sugar-coated pill for splitting states for vested interest.
Andhra Pradesh after a long battle has been split to Telangana and Seemandhra. Some are against this some favour it . Congress has taken this decision prior to 2014 Elections and this move is being considered very strategical by many political critics.