Will respond to separate HC demand for Telangana: Minister

The government on Wednesday said it had taken cognizance of Telangana Rashtra Samiti members' demand for a separate high court for Telangana and will respond to the issue in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

"I take cognizance of the sentiments of the members and will make some observation tomorrow," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Lok Sabha.

The TRS members had been protesting in the House over their demand. Earlier in the day, they protested from their seats and also came near the Speaker's podium carrying placards and also holding an electronic tablet that flashed a message raising their demand.

Earlier, raising the issue, TRS member A.P. Jithender Reddy said the state of Telangana does not have any meaning without a high court in the state. "We demand that bifurcation of the High Court has to be done immediately," he said.

-IANS