TRS denies attacking Lok Satta Party chief

Denying that they attacked Lok Satta Party president and MLA N Jayaprakash Narayan in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly premises, TRS MLAs on Thursday alleged that he never cared for the sentiments of Telangana people.

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 18:26 PM IST

Hyderabad: Denying that they attacked Lok
Satta Party president and MLA N Jayaprakash Narayan in the
Andhra Pradesh Assembly premises, TRS MLAs on Thursday alleged that
he never cared for the sentiments of Telangana people.
"We did not attack him. He says our protest against
Governor`s address is a black day. But why has he never shown
any respect for the sentiments of Telangana. Why did he not
condemn the suicides of hundreds of Telangana people," senior
TRS MLA T Harish Rao told reporters.

Claiming that Narayan was responsible for creating an
atmosphere of confrontation in the assembly, TRS politburo
members T Jagadish Reddy and Shravan Kumar said what happened
in the assembly was only a manifestation of Telangana
self-respect.
TRS MLAs allegedly beat up the Lok Satta Party chief and
Congress MLC Paladugu Venkata Rao in the premises of the state
Assembly today.

The alleged incident occurred after the TRS MLAs tried to
manhandle Governor E S L Narasimhan inside the House during
his address to the joint sitting of both the houses on the
opening day of the Budget Session.

PTI