Telangana MLAs evicted by marshals from AP Assembly
Hyderabad: House marshals evicted about 40 MLAs from Telangana region belonging to Telugu Desam, Telangana Rashtra Samiti and BJP from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday night and drove them off to their respective party offices.
The MLAs had been sitting near the Speaker`s podium in the House since afternoon, in protest against the manner in which Assembly was adjourned till January 3 without taking up a debate on the draft AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 referred by the President.
As the legislators vowed to stay put through the night, the marshals evicted them on the instruction of the Speaker, Legislature sources said.
The Assembly was today adjourned till January 3 without taking up the crucial debate on the draft Bill.
President Pranab Mukherjee has given time till January 23 to the AP legislature to express its view on the state bifurcation and return the Bill.
The session will now be held in two phases -- between January 3 and 10 and 16 to 23 -- to discuss the draft Bill.
The Seemaandhra faction of the ruling Congress has said it would request the President to extend time beyond January 23, as every legislator has to express his\her views.
The Seemaandhra Congress legislators said they would meet the President during his southern sojourn here and present their case against the division of the state.
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