BJP leader G. Laxman pointed out that there was a big gap between demand and supply of drinking water in the city. The water supply in varying times in different localities was also causing problems to the people. He wanted a comprehensive plan for the complete replacement of old and damaged pipelines.
Not satisfied with the minister’s assurance that the government was determined to provide sufficient and quality water to the citizens, the MIM members led by Akbaruddin were on their legs protesting against insufficient replies from the government and wanted to bring more issues facing the citizens. However, the Speaker did not allow the MIM members and proceeded to take up the next question.
The MIM members stood up in their places and loudly protested and wanted the Minister to listen to their pleas. In a rare gesture, KTR walked up to the seat of Owaisi and pacified him to resume his seat and that the matter could be discussed again in a different form. The Speaker said he would allow a short discussion on the subject if the members so desired. (NSS)