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Appropriation Bill passed amid din, House adjourned sine die

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Mar 28: The Appropriation Bill was passed without debate before the the House was adjourned sine die here today amid pandemonium.

Soon after the House met for the day, Speaker KR Suresh Reddy disallowed the adjournment motion notices, given by the TDP, CPI, CPI(M) and BSP, on the Gangavaram firing incident.

The adjournment motion of the BJP, the TRS and the Janata Party on various issues were also disallowed.

Agitated TDP, CPI, CPI(M) members trooped into the well of the House and shouted slogans demanding action against police personnel responsible for yesterday's firing at the Gangavaram fishing hamlet in which one person died.

The Speaker initially adjourned the House for ten minutes which stretched to 30 minutes.

When the House reassembled, the Speaker tried to prevail upon the members that the issue could be raised during the debate on the Appropriation Bill or at the all-party meeting on the Gangavaram incident, scheduled for tomorrow. Despite repeated requests by the Chair and Minister for Legislative Affairs K Rosaiah to allow the House to debate on the all important Appropriation Bill which had to be passed today, the Oppostion was unrelenting.

They continued to stall the proceedings and shouted slogans demanding action against the erring police officers. The Speaker then put the Appropriation and other government bills to vote and declared them passed.

He also announced the appointment of Chairmen for different legislative committes amid the din and the party position, as was customary during the last day of each session.

Later, the Speaker announced the House was being adjourned sine die.


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