Telugu Desam MLAs on Tuesday staged a mock Assembly to protest the Speaker's decision to adjourn the House even on the second day of the five-day monsoon session without allowing a debate on power crisis.
After the adjournment of house following a pandemonium created by pro-Telangana members pressing for a resolution on separate state, the TDP members staged the mock session on the premises of the Assembly and debated the dismal power situation in the state.
The TDP members said the mock session was a mode of protest against what was happening in the Assembly. "It is clear that the Congress and TRS have joined hands and taken shelter under the Telangana issue to avoid a debate on issues like power crisis and tainted ministers continuance in the cabinet. We also wanted to protest the abrupt adjournment of the House without transacting any business," said TDP MLA Revanth Reddy who intiated debate on power crisis and slammed government for inactivity.
During the mock session, Payyavula Keshav played the role of the Speaker and M Kishan Reddy the chief minister, while Mothukupalli Narasimhalu donned the role of opposition leader.
Although the House was expected to resume at 10.30 am, it took more than two hours before it met as the Speaker called a meeting of floor leaders in a bid to build consensus among them. However, there was no consensus on passing a resolution on Telangana. The Speaker adjourned the House for the day after passing a resolution on banning anti-Islamic film 'Innocence of Muslims', even as the BJP members protested the resolution saying it was not called for as it was no way linked to the state.
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