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TRS, TDP members disrupt AP Assembly proceedings

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on February 21, 2011 Published on February 21, 2011

The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned without transacting any business for the third day today as the TRS and TDP members from Telangana region raised slogans demanding separate statehood.

As soon as the House met for the day, agitated members belonging to these parties raised the issue vociferously and repeatedly stormed the well, ignoring pleas by the Chair to restore order.

Spearheading the protest, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti members rushed to the Speaker’s podium demanding a resolution on creation of a separate state of Telangana. TDP members too joined them, demanding immediate revocation of the suspension of five MLAs.

Amid the prevailing din, over 10 Congress MLAs loyal to rebel leader Mr Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy rose from their seats holding banners to demand immediate release of funds for the reimbursement of tuition fee for students pursuing professional courses.

Three Congress MLAs from Telangana too stood up raising slogans in support of formation of a separate state.

As the members refused to relent, the House had to be adjourned twice and then finally for the day.

Later, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, convened a meeting of floor leaders of all parties to break the impasse.

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Published on February 21, 2011
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