Hyderabad: MLCs from Telangana region,
cutting across party lines, on Monday protested over the Telangana
demand not finding a mention in Governor E S L Narasimhan`s
address to the joint session of the state legislature on the
opening day of the Budget session.
Congress MLCs G Bhanu Prasad, P Sudhakar Reddy, K
Yadava Reddy and others expressed anguish in the legislative
council today as no reference was made to the pro-Telangana
agitation in the Governor`s address.
"There was not even a word about the Telangana demand
when such a massive agitation is taking place. There is a
non-cooperation agitation going on in Telangana," Sudhakar
They sought that the Telangana demand be included in
the Governor`s address now.
Council Chairman A Chakrapani said he had already asked
the members to submit amendments to the Governor`s address as
per rules and the time for submitting the recommendations
expired on February 18.
The protesting members urged him to see if their request
could be accommodated.
Former Chief Minister K Rosaiah observed that amendments
are made to the Governor`s speech only after a debate.
Social Welfare Minister P Satyanarayana said the issue
was not included in the Governor`s address because the matter
was being examined by the Centre.