Indian MPs behaving like anarchists, says speaker
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A furious speaker of India's upper house of parliament accused lawmakers on Tuesday of behaving like a "federation of anarchists" after more unruly behaviour which has paralysed decision-making in recent years.
The current parliament, which was elected in 2009, is on course to be one of the least productive in post-independence Indian history with shouting, jeering and protests frequently forcing adjournments.
The latest session, which began on Aug 5, has also been severely disrupted with the government unable to pass any major legislation ahead of elections next year due to protests from opposition parties.
"Every single rule in the rule book, every single etiquette is being violated in this house!" the exasperated speaker of the upper house, Hamid Ansari, shouted above the din on Tuesday.