An unidentified member of India's Parliament, holding a handkerchief to his face after being affected by pepper spray, leaves Parliament after protests inside the building in New Delhi on February 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH
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India's parliament erupted in mayhem on Thursday when a legislator fired pepper spray in the lower house in protest against a bill on a new state.Lagadapati Rajagopal, a legislator from Andhra Pradesh who was recently suspended by the ruling Congress party, and who opposes creation of the new state, then unleashed the pepper spray.Congress has tried to pass laws in the parliament's last session before a general election due by May, but the house has frequently been adjourned amid rowdy scenes over the creation of Telangana state.
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