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Telangana issue continue to rock AP Assembly
Published on Mar 27, 2012 10:00 am IST

Demand for the introduction of Telangana resolution continued to disrupt the proceedings of the State Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Except for a statement by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on the SC, ST sub-plan, the House could not transact any other business. As soon as the House met on Tuesday, TDP MLA M Narasimhulu, TRS floor leader Etala Rajender, CPI’s G Mallesh and BJP’s E Lakshminarayana gave adjournment motions seeking discussions on Telangana resolution and suicide by students and youth demanding statehood for the region.

CPM’s J Ranga Reddy too gave an adjournment motion on the SC, ST sub-plan. However, Speaker Nadendla Manohar disallowed all the motions. Independent MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy and TDP’s Narasimhulu rushed to the Speaker’s podium demanding Telangana resolution in the House. Soon they were followed by TRS, TDP and BJP MLAs. Following uproar created by these MLA, the Speaker adjourned the House for half-an-hour. When the House met again at 10.23 am, at least 10 Congress MLAs from Telangana region including Pratap Reddy, Muthyam Reddy, Praveen Kumar Reddy and K Laxma Reddy joined the opposition party MLAs who were raising pro-Telangana slogans.

Amidst the din, the Speaker announced that all the questions listed for Question Hour shall be deemed to have been answered and the demands shall be deemed to be laid on the Table. In about five minutes, the Speaker adjourned the House again for half-an-hour. When the House resumed its business at 12.40 pm, Deputy Speaker Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, who was on the chair, announced that the Chief Minister would make a statement on the sub-plan for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Following the announcement, all MLAs resumed their seats allowing the Chief Minister to make his statement. After the statement, while Kiran Kumar Reddy was being greeted by Congress MLAs for the announcement on SC, ST sub-plan, the TRS MLAs went near the Chief Minister’s seat on treasury benches. The other MLAs from the region continued the slogan shouting demanding Telangana resolution.

Amidst the din, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House for the day. (INN)


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