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Babhli issue: Maha Assembly adjourned twice

Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 15:50

Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Assembly was adjourned twice for 20 minutes each over the Babhli barrage issue with Opposition members sloganeering against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu.

As soon as the House assembled after a weekend recess, Opposition members were on their feet and shouted slogans against Naidu who was arrested in Nanded district for
violating prohibitory orders.

They also displayed placards and raised slogans like `Chale Jaao` (Go away). Later some ruling coalition members including NCP legislator Jeetendra Awhad also joined them.

Naidu and his supporters have demanded that they be allowed to visit the site of the project.

The Babhli barrage row between Maharashtra and Andhra is presently being heard in the Supreme Court and the next hearing is scheduled for August?10.

Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse urged Deputy Speaker Madhukar Chavan that his adjournment notice over debate on the issue be accepted.

He criticised Naidu for politicising the issue.

The House was adjourned for the second time by presiding officer Jeetendra Awhad when the members came into the Well shouting slogans.

The TDP chief and 74 partymen were arrested at Dharmabad during the protest over an irrigation project in Babhli and remanded to two days judicial custody on Saturday
after they refused to take bail.


First Published: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 15:50

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