Telangana live: Bill not listed in Parliament agenda


TelanganaNot yet decided on days agenda, says Kamal Nath Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has said that the days agenda has not yet been decided, adding that there were still concerns over tabling the Telangana bill. Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Nath said that while a majority of Congress MPs wanted the bill introduced, there were others who still had concerns. Most of these concerns appear to be centred around safety, with very real concerns that some MPs would immolate themselves inside the Parliament premises to protest the division of the state. A decision in this regard will have to be taken before 11am when Parliament convenes for the day. Meanwhile reports from Seemandhra say that the entire area is in a state of total shutdown. The TDP, YSRCP activists and other united Andhra supporters held rallies at several places in the two regions against the state’s division. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained shut at many places with pro-united Andhra employees also taking part in the agitation.