TDP protests in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh

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"I was an honourable man until my father was alive, my father was also an honourable man until he was alive as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh", he said while speaking to NDTV.

While backing the ongoing fight by the TDP government in Andhra Pradesh for getting Special Category Status to the truncated State, IT Minister KT Rama Rao made an appeal to the AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, asking the latter not to belittle the Telangana movement."We, the people of Telangana never flip-flopped in our demand for statehood".

State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu told reporters that the TDP had made a decision to "expose" the Centre on what it had done or not done for the state - as promised in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 - by putting out relevant facts and figures before the people.

While the Congress and the Trinamool Congress were raising the issue of scam at Punjab National Bank, the TRS sought increased reservation quota and the AIADMK wanted the government to constitute the Cauvery management board.

The Bill was introduced in the backdrop protests over the almost Rs 12,700 crore fraud at Punjab National Bank in which businessman Nirav Modi is allegedly involved.

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"When there is no order, how can there be a point of order?"

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on Monday as parties continued their protests over various issues.

"The main aim of the policy is to achieve 42 lakh tonne marine exports, which support the government revenues to the tune of Rs 80,000 crore by 2020", Mr. Naidu said.

When Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel rose to make a statement on behalf of minister of state for drinking water and sanitation S. S. Ahluwalia, Naidu said, "Statement has to be made by the minister concerned".

When repeated pleas by Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to allow the House to proceed fell on deaf ears, he adjourned the House for the day. "When industrial tax incentives and Goods and Services Tax refunds are being given to other states, why can't they be given to Andhra Pradesh, which had suffered a lot due to its unscientific bifurcation?" he asked.

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