STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Andhra assembly adjourned over Telangana issue

The monsoon session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday as legislators from various parties noisily demanded a resolution on the issue of statehood for Telangana, leading to the house being adjourned for the day.

Published: 17th September 2012 12:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2012 01:09 PM   |  A+A-

Andhra---Assembly---EPS
By IANS

The monsoon session of the Andhra Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday as legislators from various parties noisily demanded a resolution on the issue of statehood for Telangana, leading to the house being adjourned for the day.

The house was first adjourned repeatedly and then till Tuesday as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) demanded a Telangana resolution.

The legislators surrounded Speaker N. Manohar's podium. Members of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) also rushed towards his podium. Amid the din, the speaker adjourned the house for the day.

He had earlier adjourned the house twice.

As soon as the house met for the day, TRS and BJP members were on their feet raising slogans of 'Jai Telangana'. They ignored the speaker's repeated appeals to allow the house to take up debate on the electricity problem. The speaker then adjourned the house for 45 minutes.

There was no change in the situation when the house re-assembled. Manohar again adjourned the house for half-an-hour and finally on the third occasion for the day.

With this, the assembly lost the first day of the five-day session. The TDP and other opposition parties were already unhappy with the government for calling a brief session when the people are facing numerous problems.

Earlier, TDP legislators led by party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu reached the assembly in a 'padyatra' to protest severe power shortage in the state. Holding a lantern in his hands, Naidu along with his party MLAs marched from Tank Bund to the assembly. The leader of opposition alleged that the crisis had hit hard farmers and industry.

Legislators of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) reached the assembly on bicycles to protest the hike in diesel price and the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp