Lok Sabha approves AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 by voice vote
February 18, 2014 - New Delhi
AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 was placed by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday at 12noon. The House witnessed noisy scenes and was adjourned couple of times and finally when it re-assembled at 3pm. The bill was approved in Lok Sabha by voice vote.
Speaker Meira Kumar instructed for stoppage of live telecast and got the Bill approved within 23 minutes of the discussion.
However, discussions are going on the amendments the BJP has sought.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde and Jairam Ramesh met the BJP top leaders and urged their support. They BJP leaders told them to incorporate the important amendments which the government agreed resulting into the passage of the Bill.