Telangana Rashtra Samiti MLAs suspended

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on March 18, 2013

Protesting TRS legislators headed by floor leader Etala Rajender shout slogan after they were suspended from services of the House of Andhra Predesh Legislative Assembly in Hyderabad on Monday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

Fifteen MLAs belonging to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) have been suspended for a day from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly today as they disrupted the proceedings demanding adoption of a resolution on the statehood issue.

The TRS members stormed the Speaker’s podium and raised slogans demanding that the House adopt a resolution seeking creation of Telangana state, even as Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy was supposed to present the Budget for 2013-14 financial year.

Speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the House till 10 a.m., but order did not restore even after it re-assembled.

As the TRS legislators persisted with their demand, the Speaker asked Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao to move a motion for suspending the protesting members.

The motion was carried by voice-vote and the TRS members were suspended from the House for a day.

Published on March 18, 2013

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