The assembly was adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid pandemonium created by opposition Telugu Desam Party and Telangana Rashtra Samiti on different issues.
Two brief adjournments, first for half an hour and next for 15 minutes, did not restore order in the House as the TDP and the TRS members trooped into the well of the House holding placards and raising slogans on their respective demands.
While the TDP demanded sacking of ministers involved in the liquor syndicate, the TRS insisted on a resolution for creation of Telangana state.
Trouble began as soon as the House assembled for business at 9 am. The TDP gave notice for an adjournment motion on the liquor syndicates issue, TRS and BJP on the Telangana issue and CPI and CPM on the student doctors’ strike and the resultant death of many patients in teaching hospitals.
Speaker Nadendla Manohar rejected the adjournment motions and said the House would take up the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address.
The TDP and the TRS MLAs then rushed into the Well of the House and disrupted the proceedings, forcing Speaker to adjourn the House for 30 minutes.
Similar scenes were witnessed when the House re-assembled, leading to a second adjournment.
Government chief whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy moved the motion of thanks to the governor’s address when the House resumed after the second adjournment.
The opposition members, however, remained unrelenting and stormed the Speaker’s podium holding the placards aloft. As the din continued, Speaker Manohar adjourned the House for the day.