Advani said he was disappointed that such a crucial bill was passed with just a voice vote. “I feel sad. This is perversion of parliamentary democracy, the way the Telangana Bill has been passed,” Advani said.
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav described the development as “unfortunate”.
“It’s unfortunate; Congress wants to divide the country. Our voices were ignored and they didn’t let us speak on Telangana Bill,” Mulayam said. “We have never saw such scenes before. The Telangana Bill was passed in chaos. What happened in Lok Sabha is shameful,” Mulayam added.
Asauddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP, called the passage of the Telangana Bill as unhealthy precedent for democracy.