No consensus arrived on the debate of AP State Reorganization Bill 2013
January 6, 2014 - Hyderabad
Even after the Speaker Nadendla Manohar assured the members the Assembly Business Advisory Committee (BAC) gave time till January 10 to the members to propose amendments if any, no consensus was arrived on the Bill. Speaker said voting would be taken up on the bill clause by clause and those members who could not speak can submit their opinion in writing. He convened it to break the deadlock of the YSRCP members who demanded a united State resolution first before taking up a debate on the Bill. TDP while wanted elaborate information on various clauses.
MIM demands clear announcement
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi demanded a clear announcement from the Speaker for voting on the Bill and also whether or not the debate was initiated in the first. It may be recalled here that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy maintained that it has not been started while the Deputy Chief Minster and others from Telangana maintained that it has already started in the Assembly. The Speaker finally told the BAC on Monday that debate had indeed been “initiated” and that voting would be taken up on each clause but not on the draft Bill as such.
Telangana MLAs wanted the suspension of MLAs
Legislators from Telangana, cutting across party lines, wanted suspension of members from the House if they continued to disrupt the proceedings, to enable smooth discussion on the draft Bill.