TRS MLAs add to Telangana Drama
The 'Chalo Assembly' bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) saw moments of high drama when two MLAs belonging to the Telangana...
The 'Chalo Assembly' bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) saw moments of high drama when two MLAs belonging to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) climbed atop the Legislature Party building on the Andhra Pradesh Assembly premises and threatened to jump off if Telangana state was not created immediately. [caption id="attachment_54589" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: The Hindu[/caption] The two MLAs - K Sammaiah and D Vinay Bhaskar - holding black flags also demanded that all the Telangana protagonists arrested by police in connection with the 'Chalo Assembly' programme be released immediately. After about an hour, Assembly marshals brought the two MLAs. The other MLAs of the party burnt an effigy of "Seemaandhra government" near the legislators' entrance gate in the Assembly premises. The AP Assembly was, meanwhile, adjourned for the fourth day in a row. No transaction took place as TRS, TDP (Telangana Forum), CPI and BJP legislators disrupted the proceedings on the statehood issue. The house was adjourned twice and when the House re-assembled the third time, Speaker Nadendla Manohar asked Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy to move two Bills. After the formality was completed amid the din, the House was adjourned for the day. Around 20 TRS, BJP and CPI MLAs, who were sitting at the two gates of the Assembly after it was adjourned, were detained.