Telangana Congress MPs, who have been boycotting the monsoon session of Parliament, are mulling over attending the House on Friday as the Telangana issue is expected to figure in the Lok Sabha.
On Friday, the Telangana issue is expected to come up under calling attention of the Union home minister. The notice is given by leader of the opposition and BJP MP Sushma Swaraj. Since this is the first reference to Telangana in the monsoon session that began on Monday,
Some T-Congress members want to attend the House so that they can raise their voice and seek clarification on issues such as 14(F) and P Chidambaram’s December 9, 2010 statement.
Even though no decision has been taken by the MPs on the subject, individual MPs feel this is an opportunity to question the home minister on his controversial statements.
Talking to TOI, K Keshava Rao said there was nothing wrong in participating in a debate that deals with a burning issue.. “Technically and constitutionally we are still MPs as our resignations have not been accepted by the presiding officers of the Houses. We can participate if there is any scope for a debate,” Rao said.
He said he himself signed a notice seeking debate on the Telangana issue along with BSP,CPI and several other parties. “If the notice is allowed I will participate in the debate and demand an explanation from Chidambaram as to why the Union government was not taking action as per his statement on Telangana formation made live to the nation on December 9, 2010,” Rao said. TOI