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AP Assembly adjourned as Opposition disallows business

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Speaker Nadendla Manohar tried to evolve a consensus on the conduct of the listed business in the House but to no avail as the political parties stuck to their respective stand on different issues.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti members stormed the Speaker's podium, as soon as the House began this morning, demanding that a resolution be adopted seeking creation of Telangana state.

The main opposition Telugu Desam Party moved an adjournment motion seeking dismissal of "tainted ministers" but the Speaker disallowed it.

Legislative Affairs Minister D Sridhar Babu appealed to the protesting TRS members to let the House transact business, but the latter did not relent.

The Speaker then asked floor leaders of all parties to express their views on the issue and help him conduct the proceedings smoothly.

TRS floor leader E Rajender recalled the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement (on December 9, 2009) on "initiating the process for creation of Telangana state" and alleged that the Centre went back on its word.

"During the general strike last year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself promised to resolve the Telangana issue within six months, but even after a year nothing happened.

"There is unanimity among parties on Telangana with even TDP and YSR Congress making their stand clear," Rajender pointed out.


First Published: Tue, September 18 2012. 14:51 IST