Assuring relief, Govt appeals to Andhra MPs to withdraw protest

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: File photo of TDP members protesting in the well of the Lok Sabha. PTI/LSTV

New Delhi: File photo of TDP members protesting in the well of the Lok Sabha.
PTI/LSTV

The central government has appealed to the MPs from Andhra Pradesh to withdraw their protest in Lok Sabha for central assistance to the state. The government on Thursday said that Union Finance

Minister Arun Jaitley will address their concerns while replying to the debate on the Budget.

The protest by the members from Andhra Pradesh has led to frequent adjournments in both the houses.

While the Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly for 15 minutes at 1130 AM, the Upper House too has been witnessing protest by TDP members. The Rajya Sabha too has been adjourned till 2PM after members raised protest shortly after it reassembled at 12 noon.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned in the morning shortly after laying of papers after protest by Congress MPs

However, in Lok Sabha, as protests by the TDP and YSR Congress MPs continued, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said they should go back to their seats as the finance minister will address the issue in his address later today.

“I request all MPs from Andhra Pradesh to go back to their seats and facilitate the debate because the finance minister has assured that he will address their concerns when he will give reply to the debate on Budget,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)