CM effigy burnt on Assembly premises

CM effigy burnt on Assembly premises

Hyderabad: TRS MLAs burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in the Assembly premises on Friday,...

cm efficent burnHyderabad: TRS MLAs burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in the Assembly premises on Friday, first time such an incident to happen in the history of the State Assembly.

It is learnt that the TRS leaders had stored the effigy in the office of the TRS Legislature Party on Thursday and burnt it on Friday in front of the Congress Legislature Party office. Soon after the House assembled for the day, TRS legislators, sporting black T-shirts, were up on their feet as soon as the day's proceedings began and demanded that Parliament immediately pass a bill for creation of Telangana state.

TDP legislators from the region joined the issue, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for 30 minutes. The BJP and the CPI too joined the TRS and the TDP members in the Well of the House when it re-assembled after an hour. But the situation continued to be the same as the MLAs did not relent.

With no sign of order even after he made repeated appeals to the protesting members, the Speaker adjourned the House for another half an hour. As the pandemonium continued even after it met again, Speaker N Manohar asked Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy to move two bills and adjourned the Assembly for the day.

The treasury benches wore a deserted look as most members, including the Chief Minister, Deputy CM Damodar Rajanarasimha and other ministers did not enter the House. Only three ministers could be seen as the Opposition din continued to paralyse the proceedings.

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