Meira Kumar appeals to political parties for smooth functioning of Parliament

Patna, Aug. 18 (ANI): Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Sunday appealed to all political parties to contribute towards smooth functioning of the Parliament and added that many pending bills would be discussed without any disruption in the next session.

"We want Parliament to function and I am hopeful that I will get everybody's support. We are making many efforts for all the work to be done and we are forward to discussing many more matters," Kumar told media here.

Earlier, the Lok Sabha on August 14 was adjourned till Monday following several disruptions on various issues, including Kishtwar violence, Telangana, and a spat between the BJP and Trinamool Congress on Darjeeling.

The house was first adjourned till noon over the Supreme Court order cancelling reservations in recruitment of faculty for super-speciality medical and engineering institutions.

BJP member Jaswant Singh raised the issue of autonomy to Darjeeling. Following this, Trinamool members got agitated and tried to shout him down.

According to reports, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members of parliament also raised anti-Telangana slogans near the speaker's podium. (ANI)

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