TRS MLAs tear up Andhra Governor’s speech

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Hyderabad: The Telangana issue is once again raising the political temperature in Andhra Pradesh. The state assembly on February 17 witnessed uproarious scenes over the issue with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs disrupting Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan’s speech in the assembly.

The MLAs also shouted slogans against the Governor. The TRS had alleged on February 16 that Narasimhan was against the creation of a separate Telangana state.

Some TRS MLAs also manhandled Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Nara-yan and Congress MLC Paladugu Venkata Rao inside the premises of the assembly. Narayan was addressing the media when TRS MLAs K.T. Rama Rao (TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son), D. Vinay Bhaskar and Aravinda Reddy pulled him aside and slapped him.

Paladugu Venkata Rao was also slapped by the TRS MLAs. Both Jayaprakash and Venkata Rao are supporters of a unified Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, 21 Congress MLAs from Telangana region are in New Delhi after refusing to attend Andhra assembly session till they get assurance on a separate Telangana state from the Center.

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