Expelled Congress MLAs write letter to Telangana Assembly Speaker, demand video footage

The letter written to Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary was signed by the leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Mohd Ali Shabbir.

Expelled Congress MLAs write letter to Telangana Assembly Speaker, demand video footage
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HYDERABAD: The Congress MLAs, who were expelled from Telangana Assembly for disrupting the proceedings of the House, on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Speaker and demanded a copy of video footage from the cameras installed inside the house.

The letter written to Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary was signed by the leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Mohd Ali Shabbir. It demanded video footage from all video cameras fixed inside the House and from all the angles. A copy of the entire proceedings of the Assembly pertaining to 13-3-2018 has also been asked for.

Congress MLAs also flung papers at the Governor while he was trying to address the joint session of the Telangana Legislative Assembly and Council. During the disruption, the Congress Party tore and tossed their papers at Narasimhan and threw their headphones. Nine Congress MLAs, including Opposition leader K Jana Reddy and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Uttam Kumar Reddy, were suspended from the State Assembly till the end of the session, for disrupting the proceedings of the House on Tuesday.

On Monday, a pandemonium broke out in the Telangana Legislative Council after a Congres member hurled a mike at Chairman K Swamy Goud - injuring his right eye.

Congress' Komatireddy Venkat Reddy hurled the mike in an attempt to disrupt Governor ESL Narasimhan's joint address to the Telangana State Legislature. Goud, who was sitting beside Narasimhan, was struck on his right eye and was immediately rushed to Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital for a full checkup and possible treatment.

Doctors had kept him under observation for 24 hours. Deputy Speaker M Padma Devender Reddy, after visiting Swamy Goud in hospital, had said, "It was an unexpected thing, what happened in the assembly. I just checked the condition of Swamy Goud. His right eye is completely swollen and the dressing has been done to his eye. Doctors asked to admit him in the hospital for observation of his condition. We haven't filed any complaint against this". 

The incident came for strong condemnation from legislators cutting across party lines. Reddy was initially suspended and then was expelled from the Assembly.

(With ANI inputs)

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