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20 MLAs of AP suspended for disrupting house

india Updated: Feb 12, 2009 04:18 IST

At least 20 Opposition MLAs in Andhra Pradesh assembly were suspended for a day on Wednesday for disrupting house proceedings.

MLAs belonging to TDP, CPM, CPI and TRS disrupted proceedings in the post-lunch session demanding continuation of debate on Satyam scandal.

The members stormed the Speaker's podium and raised their voice seeking the Chair's permission to react to the comments made by Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in his reply to the debate.

The Speaker, however, did not permit this following which they created a stir.

Legislative affairs minister K Rosaiah then moved a resolution seeking suspension of the "unruly" members from the House for the day and the motion was carried by voice vote.

While some of the protesters themselves left the House, others were removed by the marshals.

The House then proceeded with the normal business. A Bill on the con-contributory pension scheme for women members of self-help groups was introduced in the House.

G Kishan Reddy of BJP was the lone member to walk out of the assembly in protest against suspension.