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Andhra assembly rocked again over Telangana Bill

Amid the ruckus, speaker Nadendla Manohar adjourned the house and called a meeting of the business advisory committee (BAC) to decide the time and modalities for the debate on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2013, which was tabled on Monday.

Even before the speaker entered the house, the legislators from the Telangana and the Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra) region, irrespective of their party affiliations, surrounded his chair and raised slogans.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) argued that the debate on the bill began on Monday with legislative affairs minister D Sridhar Babu backing the bill. It wanted the speaker to continue with the debate.

On the other hand, Seemandhra legislators maintained that the bill be taken up for debate after a decision in the BAC meeting.

YSR Congress party moved an adjournment motion, demanding the house to pass a resolution to urge the centre to keep the state united. The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) wanted a debate on the attitude of the central and state governments in dividing the state.
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