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TRS stalls proceedings in AP Assembly

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Aug 23: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) stalled the proceedings in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and forced adjournment of the House twice this morning.

Soon after the House met for the day, TRS MLAs raised pro-Telangana slogans and demanded that the Assembly pass a resolution recommending the Centre for the formation of separate Telangana state.

Earlier, Speaker K R Suresh Reddy announced that the adjournment motions given notice of by TRS on Telangana, TDP on cancellation of pattas in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts, CPI and CPI(M) on the implementation of the 610 GO and Girglani Commission report (which provide for repatriation of employees of other areas from the Telangana region), BJP on welfare of Dalits, Janata Party on formation of Metpalli division and BSP on the welfare of SCs and STs were disallowed.

TRS members, who came with placards demanding the formation of Telangana, raised pro-Telangana slogans and trooped into the well of the House. TRS member Harish Rao and others were seen arguing with the Speaker.

Repeatedly appealing to the members to resume their seats and allow the House to take up the listed business, the Speaker said discussion on the 610 GO and welfare of the weaker sections was already listed in the agenda for the day and appealed to the TRS members to allow the House to function normally so that issues could be discussed in an orderly manner.

As the TRS members insisted on a debate on their adjournment motion and a resolution on Telangana, the Speaker initially adjourned the House for 15 minutes. Even after the House re-assembled, the TRS members continued to disrupt the proceedings, following which the Speaker adjourned the House for the second time for 15 minutes.

Outside in the lobby, TRS leader and former minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy told newspersons that Congress, which fought the Assembly elections with them vouching for formation of Telangana state had betrayed the cause of Telangana.

The TRS members would not allow the House to function unless it passed a resolution recommending the formation of Telangana state, he said.


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