Stormy start to AP’s Assembly Budget Session
The Budget Session of Andhra Pradesh Legislature got off to a fiery start on Monday with the opposition parties staging a walk out.
Hyderabad: The Budget Session of Andhra
Pradesh Legislature got off to a fiery start on Monday with the
opposition parties staging a walk out during the customary
address by Governor E S L Narasimhan to the joint session of
the Assembly and Council.
The principal opposition TDP protested the Governor`s
"failure" to dismiss the ministers facing allegations of
corruption and the overall inaction on part of the Kiran Kumar
Reddy government in addressing various issues of public
Telangana Rashtra Samiti, which is the prominent votary
for separate statehood, along with BJP and CPI lamented the
omission of the demand for carving out Telangana in the
Governor`s address, while the CPI and the CPM raised their
pitch over non-distribution of relief to farmers in the
drought-hit regions of the state.
TRS members were on their feet soon after Narasimhan
began his address at 9.30 AM and tore away the copies of his
They flung the torn paper pieces at the Governor even as
a strong posse of plain-clothed security personnel took care
to ensure the paper missiles did not land on Narasimhan.
TRS members also shouted `Governor go back` but
Narasimhan continued his speech. At the same time, the TDP
members stormed the podium holding placards and raising
slogans against the corrupt ministers.
As the Governor remained undeterred and continued with
his address, TRS, TDP, CPI, CPM and BJP members walked out of
Subsequently, the Governor went on to complete his
40-page address without further hitch.
The Budget for the financial year 2012-13 will be tabled
in the Assembly on February 17.