The verbal duel between the two leaders started during a discussion on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, when opposition members including Owaisi started interrupting BJP's Satyapal Singh.
Congress has lost the status of the principal Opposition party in Telangana assembly. With seven members, the AIMIM, which is also is an ally of the ruling TRS, has emerged as the second largest party in the House.
With neither BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA sure of forming the government, a fractured verdict on May 23 will bring regional parties into focus. The possibilities are manifold with every party expected to extract their pound of flesh
TRS has to face an unexpected adversary—the opposition’s ‘Praja Kutami’ (People’s Alliance) which is led by the Congress and includes the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS), TDP and the Communist Party of India.