Telangana statehood row: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

New Delhi, Aug. 5 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m. following protest by Seemandhra MPs against the creation of a separate Telangana state.

The Seemandhra Members of Parliament raised slogans of 'Save Andhra Pradesh' in the Rajya Sabha protesting against the creation of Telangana.

The Rajya Sabha, which met here earlier in the day for the Monsoon Session of Parliament, also witnessed demand for separate Bodoland.

Meanwhile, there is uproar in the Lok Sabha as MPs raise slogans seeking united Andhra and some demand statehood for Bodoland.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is finding it difficult to conduct the proceedings of the House.

Asserting that the government is willing to discuss every issue on the floor of the house, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh earlier in the day appealed to the opposition to cooperate in smooth running of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

"The Monsoon Session of Parliament is beginning today and it is my sincere hope and prayer and appeal to all sections of the house to ensure that this session is truly productive of solid results. We have wasted lot of time in the previous two or three sessions and I hope that will not be repeated in this session. The government on its part is willing to discuss every issue on the floor of the house," Dr. Singh told media here.

"And therefore, I appeal to the opposition to cooperate with the government in smooth running of this session and to ensure that this session will be productive as well as constructive," he added. (ANI)


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