TRS MLAs suspended, suspension revoked later

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Hyderabad, Feb 14 (UNI) All the 13 Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) members present in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, including floor leader G Vijayarama Rao, demanding a House resolution on Telangana, were today suspended, but were brought back to the House after their suspension was revoked within two hours at the behest of Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and floor leaders of other parties.

After his repeated appeals to resume their seats fell on deaf ears, Speaker K R Suresh Reddy adjourned the House for a brief period after TRS members rushed towards his podium and raised slogans against the ruling Congress for ''cheating'' the people on the Statehood issue.

When the House reassembled, the TRS members continued their protest in the well of the House, holding placards with pictures of Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the eve of the last Lok Sabha and Assembly elections to remind the Congress of its ''poll promise''.

Following this, the Speaker named the protesting members and Legislative Affairs Minister K Rosaiah moved a resolution for their suspension till February 18, which was adopted by voice vote.

High drama was witnessed in the House, with the protesting TRS members refusing to leave the Assembly and marshals bodily lifting them out of the House.

Later, their suspension was revoked by the Speaker after the Chief Minister and floor leaders of other parties felt that the TRS should also participate in the discussion on the sensitive issue.


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