According to reports from Amaravati, the BJP leaders are planning to target the business activities of TDP's Rajya Sabha member C M Ramesh, who has now been nominated to the RS by party president N Chandrababu Naidu for the second term. Bhartruhari Mahtab of the BJD opposed the introduction of The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, saying its provisions violated the citizens' fundamental rights and that it is based on the premise of "guilty till proven innocent" and not the other way round. But with members not willing to relent, Naidu was forced to adjourn the House till 2 pm. Soon after this, the House was adjourned.
YSR Congress leader Vaivi Subbareddy introduced an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the Andhra Pradesh row, and Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav introduced the motion in the Lower House to discuss the alleged leak of a question paper for an exam the Staff Selection Commission conducted in February.
But with the recent spat over AP's funding (with the Centre) in the Union Budget 2018, and with both the TDP and BJP withdrawing their ministers from the state and union cabinets, the Telugu Desam Party led by AP chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has made a decision to play it safe and avoid mudslinging over the RS seats.
Chandrababu Naidu said that he recalled PM Modi's speech in which he said that "the Congress killed the mother (Andhra Pradesh) by delivering a baby (Telangana)".
"When there is no order, how can there be a point of order? This is too much", said Naidu, asking members to go back to their seats as he would allow discussion on all matters. Unrelenting members from TDP stormed the Well carrying placards demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh while the AIADMK demanded setting up of Cauvery water management board. "We are making efforts to have a discussion on the issue and when we get the chance we will explain the sentiments of the people of the State", he said.
In between, Congress, TMC, Left and others started shouting slogans on Bank Fraud cases. However, as the pandemonium continued, Kurien adjourned the proceedings of the House for the day after barely a couple of minutes.