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Ruckus in Andhra House over Telangana Bill

By The Assam Tribune

HYDERABAD, Jan 27 � In an unprecedented event, ministers from Andhra Pradesh�s Telangana region today joined fellow MLAs across party lines to stall the Assembly proceedings, to pre-empt a resolution proposed to be moved by the Chief Minister for returning the AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 to the Centre, reports PTI.

Two adjournments, first for half-an-hour and the next for an hour, did not bring any order in the House, forcing Speaker Nadendla Manohar to adjourn it for the day without transacting any business.

The legislators from Telangana were on their feet from the word go, demanding that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy withdraw the notice, given to the Speaker on Saturday under Rule 77 for moving a resolution seeking to return the Bill.

The Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu were not present in the House at the time.

The ministers from Telangana raised �CM down down� slogans even as members from Seemaandhra shouted �Jai Samaikya Andhram,� pushing the House into chaos.

The Speaker cautioned the ministers, saying it was not proper for them to rush to the Well.

As soon as the House sat for the day�s proceedings at 9 am today, legislators from Telangana rushed to the Well and demanded that the Speaker reject the notice issued by the Chief Minister for moving a resolution to return the AP Reorganisation Bill to the Centre.

The House proceedings had to be adjourned as the Telangana MLAs stormed the Speaker�s podium demanding that the notice by the CM be rejected.

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