Cong, TDP MLAs clash in AP Assembly

Ruling Congress and main opposition TDP MLAs came to near blows inside the Andhra Assembly Monday after Agriculture Minister Y S Vivekananda heckled two TDP MLAs as they held a placard that denigrated supporters of late YSR.

Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 11:55 AM IST

Hyderabad: Ruling Congress and main
opposition Telugu Desam MLAs came to near blows inside the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Monday after Agriculture Minister Y S Vivekananda heckled two TDP MLAs as they held a placard that
denigrated supporters of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara
Reddy.

Vivekananda, brother of the late chief minister,
rushed towards Telugu Desam Legislature Party deputy leader
Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu and tore away the placard that read
"YSR dongala mutha" (YSR`s gang of thieves) and also heckled
another MLA Ch Prabhakar who was sitting there.

Sensing trouble, officiating Speaker Nadendla Manohar
adjourned the House immediately.

As soon as the House began this morning, MIM
legislators trooped into the Well and raised the demand for
constitution of a Joint Legislature Committee to probe
"illegal allotment" of Wakf land for industries and other
purposes.

At the same time, the TDP members too rose to their
feet at their respective places, holding placards demanding a
JLC to probe all land allotments.

The TDP members also held placards with the slogan
"YSR dongala mutha".

Congress MLAs loyal to rebel leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy too stood up to counter the TDP.
About half-a-dozen Congress MLAs from Telangana also
were on their feet raising slogans in support of a separate
state.

All of a sudden, the Agriculture Minister rushed towards the opposition benches in a fit of rage and tore away
the placard held by the TDLP deputy leader.
As he virtually tried to hit their fellow MLA, other
TDP members rushed in and pushed Vivekananda away.

Immediately, the officiating Speaker adjourned the
House.

PTI