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Andhra Pradesh Assembly Budget Session 2011 - Day 4


February 22, 2011 - Hyderabad

The assembly session was suspended for 15 minutes in the morning today as the deputy speaker Nadendla Manohar Reddy rejected adjournment motions proposed by the opposition parties. TRS and BJP legislators have proposed an adjournment motion to discuss the Telangana issue. They raised pro-telangana slogans in the assembly.

They didn't stop shouting slogans even though the deputy speaker proposed the question hour in the assembly. Government Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka proposed a motion to thank the Governor's speech.

The assembly was suspended for a second time later. The opposition parties have resumed shouting slogans for an adjournment motion on Telangana issue in the assembly. Amidst the shouting, Government Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka initiated the discussion on proposing thanks to the Governor's speech. The deputy speaker suspended the assembly for another 15 minutes and later held discussions with the floor leaders of all the parties.

The assembly session was suspended for a third time shortly after meeting after the second suspension. TDP and TRS legislators who demanded an adjournment motion on Telangana didn't hold back in their protests. They tried to get into the deputy speaker's podium. The session is suspended for 30 minutes.

Amidst protests from TDP and TRS legislators, Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy thanked the Governor for his speech on the first day of the budget session. Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar Reddy declared that the motion to thank the Governor's speech is over. He later suspended the assembly till 5pm today.

Left parties blame negligent attitude of central government

Leaders of the left parties have demanded that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy should analyze the unrest situation in the state. CPM leader Julakanti Rangareddy, CPM leader Sambasiva Rao spoke at the media point in the Secretariat. They blamed the negligent attitude of the central government on Telangana issue for the recent unrest in the state. They added that there is no consensus among the congress leaders on the Telangana issue.

State BJP President G Kishan Reddy said that the Government should respect the opinion of the people in the state. Speaking at the media point, Kishan Reddy demanded the Congress and Telugu Desam Party should reveal their stand towards a separate Telangana state to the public. He also called for a peaceful bandh in the Telangana regions.

TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu said that the Central Government is responsible for the political unrest in the state. Speaking to the media after the assembly session is postponed, Chandrababu Naidu said that the central government should take a decision on the Sri Krishna Committee. He said that blaming the Telugu Desam Party on the Telangana issue is not right. Speaking about the party's attitude on the Telangana issue, Chandrababu Naidu said that the people of both Telangana and Andhra/Rayalaseema regions are equally important to them.

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