Hyderabad: Pandemonium continued to rage in the State Assembly on Friday also with slogans of Jai Telangana and Jai Samaikyandhra reverberating in the House, leading to its repeated adjournments.
A deserted House in the wake of boycott of the session by the Congress and Telugu Desam members from the Telangana region along with the TRS members, witnessed noisy scenes as TDP members hailing from Seemandhra vociferously echoed the need for maintaining Samaikyandhra. As if not to lag behind, the four CPI members countered with slogans of Jai Telangana.
In the repeat drama that was being witnessed since the commencement of the budget session, trouble broke out as soon as the Deputy Speaker Mr. Nadendla Manohar announced that he has disallowed three adjournment motions, including two by the CPI and one by the BJP demanding a resolution in the Assembly recommending the formation of a Telangana state.
Even as the Chair called for taking up the listed business in the House, the slogan shouting TDP members rushed to the podium and chanted slogans of Jai Samaikyandhra. Not heeding to the repeated appeals by the Deputy Speaker to restore order, the TDP member Mr. Muddu Krishnama Naidu held the Congress responsible for the present crisis and impasse. The TDP members pointed out that not even 30 members of the ruling Congress were present in the House and accused the Chief Minister of failing to reign in his own party members.
The Chief Minister Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy intervening amidst the ruckus, reminded the Opposition members that important issues like the uncertainty in conducting students examination have to be deliberated to find a solution. He pointed out that both the Central Government and the Parliament which was in session was also seized of the Telangana issue.
Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy further reminded that after the Sri Krishna Committee report was submitted, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had sought the opinion of all the eight parties, but the TDP had not bothered to even attend the all-party meeting. However, after eliciting the opinions of all the parties at a meeting to be convened again by the Union Home Minister, the central government would take a decision. He made a fervent appeal to the members to help run the House in an orderly manner and deliberate various pressing issues concerning the people.
Mr. Muddu Krishnama Naidu charged that the Union Home Minister’s abrupt statement as a birthday gift of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi on the Telangana issue has led to the present crisis. When the matter figured in Lok Sabha, the AICC President was not present and the silence on the part of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was only incensing the sentiments of the people. First let the Congress Party make its stand clear on the issue. You lack the ability to run the government and instead trying to blame the Opposition for the impasse, he alleged.
The TDP members rushed to the podium and continued to raise slogans, while the CPI members stood at their seats and also raised slogans in support of Telangana. The Government Chief Whip, Mr. Bhatti Vikramarka tried to make the Opposition see reason and cooperate to enable the House proceedings to commence. When the Opposition remained unrelenting, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House for the first time for half an hour at 9.30 am. After a break of 40 minutes, the House reassembled at 10.40 am but there was no let up in the situation.
The Minister for Legislature Affairs, Mr. D. Sridhar Babu ant the Minister for Finance, Mr. Anam Ramnarayan Reddy tried in vain to make the members to cooperate in brining order in the House. Amidst the continuing slogan shouting, the House was adjourned within ten minutes for a second time at 10.50 am and with the proceedings remained disrupted, it was adjourned for a third time. With no improvement in the situation and the proceedings to continue remained bleak, the House was adjourned finally to meet on Saturday. (NSS)