Amid slogan-shouting by TRS and other members in support of a separate statehood demand, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today passed a Bill and conducted other official business. The TRS members went into the Well of House and raised slogans in support of a separate Telangana as soon as the day began.
After his appeals went unheeded, Speaker N Manohar adjourned the House for an hour. However, it was the same scene even after the House re-assembled. A number of ruling Congress members from the Telangana region also joined in.
As the slogan shouting continued, Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy read out the agenda and ‘The Andhra Pradesh Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill, 2013′ was passed. Other items in the agenda like granting demands for vote on account 2014-15 and supplementary estimates 2013-14 were also done.
At Tri Nagar, Smriti Irani centered her speech around Modi, with over 10 references in 11-minute extempore.