Telangana crisis: Andhra Assembly adjourned

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Hyderabad, Dec 14 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh assembly was adjourned today following an uproar over the Centre's nod to initiate the process for the formation of the Telangana state.

There was pandemonium outside the assembly with MLAs shouting slogans in the favour of a unified Andhra Pradesh.

The assembly session began around 9 a.m. with Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy announcing Question Hour in the House. The MLAs began shouting slogans as State Civil Supplies Minister J Krishna Rao was replying to questions put up by the Congress Party.

Speaker Reddy urged members not to disrupt proceedings. However, some Telegu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress MLAs began to raise slogans in a favour of a Telangana state, forcing the speaker to adjourn the proceedings.

Ministers belonging to all regional parties assembled in the Committee Hall to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis.

After the House was adjourned, the MLAs met Chief Minister K Rosaiah to seek his opinion on the matter.

Earlier, cutting across party lines, 135 MLAs had resigned from the 294-member Assembly, refusing to accept the Centre's nod for initiating the process of the formation of the Telangana State.

Of these, 79 are from the Congress, 42 from the TDP and 16 from Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). (ANI)

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