Hyderabad, Nov 7: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was tody adjourned without any discussion for the day after two brief adjournments, as the Opposition members stalled the proceedings to press their demands.
As soon as the House met, pandemonium prevailed in the Assembly after Speaker K R Suresh Reddy disallowed the adjournment motion, given notice of by the TDP on land issue and the TRS on the alleged non-implementation of the Special Component Plan for SC/STs.
Dissatisified with the Government Order MS No 117 on appointment of nodal agencies for SC/STs sub-plans, TRS legislators trooped to the well of the House and demanded setting aside of regular business to discuss the GO (Government Order) issued by the Government to create two nodal agencies to monitor the implementation of the plan.
The main opposition TDP members also rushed to the Speaker's podium in protest against the alleged encroachment of prime land in the city by a ruling Congress MLA and his relatives.
When repeated appeals to go back to their seats fell on deaf ears, the Speaker first adjourned the House for half-an-hour.
As the opposition members continued to disrupt the proceedings, the Speaker adjourned the House again for 15 minutes.
When the House reassembled, Finance and Legislative Affairs Minister K Rosaiah, after consultations with Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, tried to pacify the members saying that two ministers would hold consultations with the members on the constitution of nodal agencies. Dissatisfied with the Minister's reply, TRS members remained in the well of the House demanding that the Chief Minister make a statement on the issue immediately. The TRS members raised slogans demanding the Government to withdraw the GO.
After repeated pleas to the agitated members to resume their seats went unheeded, the Speaker announced that all questions were deemed to have been answered and adjourned the House to meet again at 0830 hrs on November 12.
Earlier, the Speaker also disallowed the adjournment motions given notice of by the CPI and CPI(M) on land distribution to the poor, the AIMIM on lack of protection to Wakf lands, the BJP on the plight of handloom weavers and the lone Janata Party member K Ramulu on non-payment of compensation to those displaced by the Sriramsagar project.