The YSR Congress members gave an adjournment motion on the proposed hike which was rejected. They then trooped into the Well of the House and raised slogans on the issue.
Legislative Affairs Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that the government is ready to make a statement on the issue and urged the Opposition to let the House transact its business. As the protests continued, Speaker K Sivaprasad Rao adjourned the House briefly.
Opposition members returned today after staying away from the House for three days following suspension of eight of its MLAs for alleged unruly behaviour.
The Opposition members had not attended the House in protest against the suspension and alleged unfair attitude of the Speaker.