Andhra assembly adjourned sine die amid uproar
The Andhra Pradesh assembly was today adjourned sine die as the deadlock over resignations of MLAs from Andhra and Rayalseema regions continued following an announcement by the Centre to carve out a separate Telangana state. Also, Cong MP Rajagopal was arrested ahead of his indefinite fast to oppose the division. Andhra MP Rajagopal arrested at Hyderabad airportindia Updated: Dec 14, 2009 13:20 IST
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was on Monday adjourned sine die as the deadlock over resignations of MLAs from Andhra and Rayalseema regions continued following an announcement by the Centre to carve out a separate Telangana state.
Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy adjourned the House sine die after Legislative Affairs Minister D Prasada Rao moved a motion Under Rule 16 of the Assembly Rules in that regard amidst pandemonium.
The Assembly was originally scheduled to hold the winter session till December 23.
However, with more than 130 MLAs of Andhra and Ralayasemma region submitting their resignations and with the remaining members disrupting the proceedings, government chose to bring the sessions to an end.
The winter session which began on December 7 had not transacted any business in the five days it sat except for passing a condolence resolution in memory of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy.
Prasada Rao said conducting proceedings in the House was not possible in a surcharged atmosphere and at a time when majority of MLAs have submitted their resignation.
Therefore, "I am moving the motion under Rule 16 of the Assembly rule for adjourning the House sine die," Rao said.