As soon as the House met for the day, they trooped into the Well of the House, and raised slogans demanding a separate Telangana state. They also raised their voices against Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
    
The protesting members did not pay attention to the repeated appeals made by Speaker N Manohar, who later adjourned the House.

Thursday is the last day of the Vote-On-Account Budget Session and the list of business include passage of two bills.

The issue of Telangana has been major bone of contention in the state for a long time and ever since the Centre gave its nod to the creation of a new state, the Assembly has not witnessed any major transaction of business.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha amid much din. Two groups of protesters clashed outside the Parliament. Since morning, unprecedented security has been in place in Parliament after a suicide threat by an MP from Seemandhra, the non-Telangana region that is vehemently opposed to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Both houses of Parliament – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha - were earlier adjourned till noon over the contentious issue.

(JPN/Agencies)

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