President Pratibha Patil's last address to the joint session of Parliament Monday was disrupted several times when she mentioned issues like Telangana, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and sub-quota for minorities.
Pratibha Patil, who is completing her term as the President of India in July, spoke on issues like economy, NCTC, atrocities on Sri Lankan Tamils, relations with Pakistan, black money, Telengana and shortage of fertilizers.
Members of Parliament disrupted her speech by raising slogans when she said that the government had decided to bring 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities with the existing quota. It also witnessed uproar when she mentioned issues like NCTC, Sri Lankan Tamils and Telangana. Even Congress members from Andhra Pradesh raised "Jai Telangana" slogan.
The President said that the government was trying to tackle black money menace. She added that the government was committed to resolve issues with Pakistan through dialogue.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that the President's speech had no direction and sounded like a farewell speech for the government.