Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned twice on Tuesday morning after Telugu Desam party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and Communist Party of India (CPI-M) MLAs halted the proceedings. 

About 15 Congress MLAs, one each of TDP and Praja Rajyam Party owing allegiance to rebel leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy also persistently embarrassed the government by holding banners with pictures of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and demanding release of funds for fee reimbursement scheme.

Proceedings of the House came to a halt over Telangana issue as the TRS members stormed the Speaker's podium holding placards. They insisted that the suspension of five MLAs be revoked and a resolution on the creation of a separate state be adopted by the House.

The TDP MLAs from Telangana too raised a similar demand.

 Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar barred the adjournment motions but had to adjourn the House for 15 minutes, just seven minutes after it began with the day's proceedings.

Two government Bills were moved after the House re-assembled exactly an hour after the break while the listed questions were postponed for the second consecutive day.

TRS members continued their protest at the Speaker's podium. Three CPI MLAs also joined the TRS members while the TDP MLAs from Telangana were on their feet at their seats, raising slogans demanding the House to pass a resolution on the statehood issue.

As Government Chief Whip Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka continued with his speech, the TDP Telangana MLAs too rushed into the Well of the House compelling the Deputy Speaker to adjourn the proceedings for 15 minutes for the second time.

Manohar has invited floor leaders of all parties to his chamber to overcome the deadlock.

Agency