After days of bedlam, AP Assembly transacts business

The Assembly was paralysed for over a week as Opposition members vociferously raised the demand for creation of Telangana state which was countered by TDP MLAs from Andhra-Rayalaseema region.

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 13:38 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Saturday transacted normal business after remaining paralysed for more than a week over the Telangana issue.

With members from Telangana region continuing their boycott of the House on the statehood demand and those from Andhra-Rayalaseema remaining calm, the House took up the Question Hour for the first time during the ongoing Budget session.

TDP and CPI(M) members staged a walk out expressing dissatisfaction over the government`s reply on steps taken to overcome power shortage during summer.

The attendance in the 294-member House remained very thin with just 50 MLAs present.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy attended for a brief period, while Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu was not present for the second day.

The House also took up Zero Hour and then discussion on the demand for grants related to various departments.

The Assembly was paralysed for over a week as Opposition members vociferously raised the demand for creation of Telangana state which was countered by TDP MLAs from Andhra-Rayalaseema region, who wanted a unified state.

PTI