AP session adjourned amid protests against state division

Last Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:58

Hyderabad: The winter session of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly resumed on a stormy note today as legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions disrupted proceedings raising "Samaikya Andhra" slogans.

Members belonging to Telugu Desam and YSR Congress parties surrounded the Speaker`s podium holding placards and raising slogans demanding that the Centre drop the move to bifurcate the state.

Speaker Nadendla Manohar rejected the adjournment motions moved by TDP and YSRC on the state division issue and sought to take up Question Hour.
Major Industries Minister J Geeta Reddy read out replies to the first listed question, but the Seemaandhra MLAs continued with their protest.
Amidst the din, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for half-an-hour within five minutes after the session began at 9 AM. 

PTI

First Published: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:58

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