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Current Lok Sabha lost maximum hours to disruptions by MPs: Digvijay Singh

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today tweeted that the present Lok Sabha will go down in history for losing maximum hours of work due to repeated obstruction of proceedings.

He urged the Members of Parliament not to create ruckus in the House otherwise people would lose lose faith in democracy.

"15th LS creates record for maximum hours lost as Members obstruct proceedings. If people lose confidence in Democracy who is responsible?" Digvijay said in a tweet.

"Parliamentarians pl behave else we are putting Democracy at peril. Hope Parliamentarians behave so that people don't lose faith in Democracy," he tweeted.

The last session of this Parliament is currently underway but it is witnessing repeated disruptions over separated Telangana statehood and other issues.

In a related development, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has directed Parliament's Committee of Privileges to investigate and submit a report on the use of pepper spray by an MP from Andhra Pradesh inside the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

On February 13, Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal using a pepper spray and TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lower House while protesting against the government?s decision to table the Telangana Bill in Parliament.

Earlier, the Speaker had strongly condemned the incident. "What happened today is a blot. It has shamed us. Our Parliamentary democracy is respected throughout the world. I am too much in pain. This is not the way to behave," she had said.