Telangana Council Chairman hit in eye during joint session
Hyderabad: The budget session of the Telangana legislature on Monday began on an unpleasant note with the Council presiding officer being hit in the eye by an object thrown after sloganeering by main opposition Congress members.
Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud said he was hit by the object thrown at the podium during the playing of national anthem after Governor ESL Narasimhan's customary address to the joint session of legislature.
Goud, who was seen with a plaster over his right eye
after receiving treatment at a hospital, told reporters
that a headphone hit him in the eye.
Earlier, the address was marred by slogan-shouting Congress members who accused the TRS government of being "anti-farmer".
Some of them tore papers and flung them in the air.
The Governor, however, continued his address highlighting various welfare and development programmes of the government.
Opposition BJP members walked out of the house during the address.
The Congress members were stopped at the Well of the House by marshalls. A few of them held placards and some members also tore papers and flung them in the air.