Nine MLAs of Telangana Rashtra Samiti were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for the morning session today, as they continued to disrupt the proceedings demanding unconditional withdrawal of cases filed against students during statehood agitations in the last one year.
The TRS members were evicted from the House by marshals on the direction of Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar, who was in the Chair.
The TRS legislators stormed the Speaker's podium holding placards and raising slogans, demanding withdrawal of cases against students within a specified time frame.
Immediately, after the House re-assembled following the first 15-minute adjournment, the TRS members continued to remain on their feet, raising slogans.
They surrounded the Speaker's podium and did not let the House transact business even as the Deputy Speaker postponed the listed questions.
With the TRS members persisting with their stand, Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy moved the motion for suspension of the former.
Marshals were called in to evict the suspended members as they refused to move out.
Earlier, all opposition parties registered their protest as the government rejected the demand for blanket withdrawal of cases against students.
"Its not just the students, but political workers and several other elements were involved in incidents like bus burnings as part of the agitation. We are examining each case thoroughly before taking a decision on the withdrawal," Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy reiterated.