Hyderabad, Sep.17 (ANI: The first day of the Monsoon Session of Andhra Pradesh assembly was a total washout amidst repeated calls for a resolution on the issue of statehood for Telangana.
Speaker N. Manohar adjourned the House till Tuesday after repeated adjournments throughout the day, as members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) demanded a Telangana resolution.
The legislators surrounded Manohar's podium, while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders also rushed towards his podium. Amid the din, the speaker adjourned the House for the day.
He had earlier adjourned the house twice.
With this, the assembly lost the first day of the five-day session. The TDP and other opposition parties were already unhappy with the government for calling a brief session when the people are facing numerous problems.
Earlier, TDP legislators led by party chief N Chandrababu Naidu reached the assembly in a 'padyatra' to protest severe power shortage in the state. Holding a lantern in his hands, Naidu along with his party MLAs marched from Tank Bund to the assembly. The leader of opposition alleged that the crisis had hit hard farmers and industry.
Legislators of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) reached the assembly on bicycles to protest the hike in diesel price and the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders. (ANI)