Ruckus in AP Assembly; TRS rants 'Jai Telangana' slogan

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Telangana Protest
Hyderabad, March 13: The issue of demand for a separate Telangana state was raised in the Andhra Pradesh assembly during the Budget session on Wednesday, March 13.

In fact, opposition Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) expressed their protest while governor ESL Narasimhan's was to address the joint session of both houses.

The members of TRS continuously raised slogans of "Jai Telangana" and "Governor go back". The TRS legislators were joined by members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in their protest.

The TRS legislators also tore papers of the governor's speech and threw them at him. The governor's security personnel stood as a shield, protecting him from the papers flung at him.

Noisy scenes were witnessed the moment the governor began his address.

The TRS legislators accused the governor of trying to stall the formation of a separate Telangana state. In spite of protests, the governor put up a brave face and addressed the budget session by reading out his speech.

After completing his speech, the governor, sporting a smile, greeted all the members with folded hands.

Main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) boycotted the governor's address, terming the speech a "pack of lies".

The TDP legislators reached the assembly with lanterns and empty pots to protest the government's failure to overcome shortage of electricity and drinking water.

In 2011 too, the governor was heckled by TRS and some TDP members from Telangana during his address on the first day of the budget session.

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