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RS members urge woman MP to sit, concerned over her health

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hours after a member collapsed in Parliament and was hospitalised, the urged a woman member, who was standing in the Well for hours to demand justice for Andhra Pradesh, to return to her seat and relax.

Thota Seetharama Lakshmi was holding a placard demanding special category for the state and standing in the Well of the House.

told Basawaraj Patil, who was in the Chair, "today one member has fallen sick. The member standing is a woman, she will fall ill. You take a decision... this is not good. Fine, she is pained as injustice is being meted out to her state."

"Is this the way? The fault will be on you since you were in the Why do you want to take this fault on your head. Find a solution," Agarwal said.

Agarwal was referring to the case of another member from Odisha, A V Swamy, who was rushed to a hospital after he collapsed in the today.

After Agarwal, other members too asked Patil to request the woman member to go back to her seat and sit down.

Patil responded by saying he has told C M Ramesh, who was in the Well besides Lakshmi, to "ask the sister to sit. It is not appropriate to keep standing. She should go back to her seat".

Lakshmi returned to her seat thereafter.

Earlier after Swamy was hospitalised, M Venkaiah Naidu informed the House that he had fallen down and was rushed for treatment. "Whether it was due to sugar level or some other reason, it is yet to be ascertained," Naidu said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:10 IST