Hyderabad (Agencies): Demand for separate statehood status for Telengana rocked the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday resulting in the adjournment of the Assembly for the day without transacting any business.

TRS and TDP legislators from Telangana shouted slogans on separate statehood issue. Efforts of Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar to break the deadlock and let the House transact business failed. But after the Assembly was adjourned thrice in the day, he held a special meeting with floor leaders of all parties.
The commotion continued for the third day on Monday as members of various parties protested on issues including formation of a separate Telangana state and revoking suspension of five MLAs.

Earlier, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) members stormed the Speaker's podium demanding a resolution on creation of a separate state of Telangana. TDP members too joined the protest demanding that the suspension of five MLAs be revoked immediately.

Atleast 11 Congress MLAs loyal to rebel leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy rose from their seats holding banners and demanding that the government immediately release funds for reimbursement of tuition fee for students pursuing professional courses.

Three Congress MLAs from Telangana too stood up raising slogans in support of formation of a separate state. Amidst all this, Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the House thrice.

Three TRS and two TDP MLAs were on Friday suspended from the House for a week for their unruly behaviour during the Governor's address on the opening day of the Budget session.

(With agency inputs)