Cutting across party lines, legislators from Telangana, including four ministers and the Chief Whip, trooped into the Well when the House reassembled after the first adjournment and raised ‘CM down down’ slogans. Deputy CM demands Kiran Reddy's resignation (Agencies)
The Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu were not present in the House at that time.
Speaker Nadendla Manohar cautioned the ministers saying that it is not proper for them to rush into the Well.
Trouble began as soon as the House sat for the day's proceedings at 9 AM today with legislators from Telangana rushing into the Well and demanding that the Speaker reject the notice issued by the Chief Minister under Rule 77 for moving a resolution to return the AP Reorganization Bill to the Centre.
Proceedings of the House had to be adjourned for half an hour this morning as legislators from Telangana stormed the Speaker's podium demanding that the notice served by the Chief Minister be rejected.
Simultaneously, members from Seemaandhra demanded that the resolution be taken up and voting conducted to reject the Bill. Both sides raised slogans, creating din in the House and forcing the Speaker to adjourn the proceedings for 30 minutes.
The ministers from Telangana joined the protest when the House reassembled, forcing an adjournment for an hour the second time.
The Chief Minister had on Saturday questioned the very validity of the Bill saying that it is violative not only of Parliamentary procedures but also the Constitution of India.
Terming it incomprehensive, he had said that such a Bill could not be discussed in the Assembly.
He had subsequently issued a notice to the Speaker to move a resolution for returning the Bill to the Centre.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha has demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for trying to move a resolution in the Assembly to stall the formation of Telangana state.
The deputy chief minister, who hails from Telangana, said that he would meet Governor ESL Narasimhan to demand sacking of Kiran Reddy.
Rajanarasimha told reporters that the Chief Minister had lost the confidence of the ministers from Telangana.
"We no longer treat him as leader of the house," he said. He alleged that by submitting a notice to the Assembly Speaker for moving a resolution to reject the Telangana bill, the Chief Minister had insulted the ministers from Telangana.
He said that the fact that ministers from Telangana rushed to the well of the house shows that there is no government in the state.
Meanwhile, former president of the state Congress, D Srinivas, met the Governor and complained against the Chief Minister for trying to move a resolution to reject the bill sent by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Cutting across party lines, legislators from Telangana, including four ministers and the Chief Whip, trooped into the Well when the House reassembled after the first adjournment and raised ‘CM down down’ slogans.
Deputy CM demands Kiran Reddy's resignation