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TRS forces adjournment of House

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Feb 28: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) today (Feb 28, 2006) forced the adjournment of Andhra Pradesh Assembly for an hour demanding an immediate debate on its adjournment motion for 'just' quota of Krishna Water for projects in Telangana region.

Trouble began after Speaker K R Suresh Reddy announced he was disallowing adjournment motions given, notices by various parties on different issues.

Irate TRS members rushed into the well of the House and demanded immediate discussion on their adjournment motion, stating injustice was being done to the Telangana region in apportionment of Krishna water.

Mr Reddy repeatedly told them a date could be fixed for the discussion on the subject at the BSA meeting to be held on March 2nd.

Legislative Affairs Minister K Rosaiah also assured the TRS members that the government was willing for a debate on the subject on a date to be agreed upon by all Floor Leaders in the BSA meeting.

However, TRS members continued to remain in the well of the House shouting slogans.

The Speaker then requested TRS Floor Leader Vijaya Rama Rao to explain the rule under which he was demanding the debate. ''You should quote a rule or a precedence without which one cannot raise any matter in the House.'' He said members wasted time and then complained they were not given an opportunity to speak on important issues.

Despite repeated requestes by the Speaker, the TRS members continued to disrupt the proceedings forcing him to adjourn the House and convene a meeting of floor leaders.

When the House reassembled, Mr Reddy announced an agreement was reached to hold a short discussion on irrigation policy.


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