Telangana: Two Congress MLAs expelled, nine suspended from Assembly for disrupting proceedings


The headphone was reportedly aimed towards governor ESL Narasimhan and flung by Congress MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy. TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said Council chairman was not at all injured in the incident. His staff took him to State-run Sarojini Devi eye hospital where doctors said Goud had suffered a damage of cornea.

K V Reddy, however, defended his action saying he had thrown the headphone unintentionally in a fit of anger when the ruling party tried to prevent them from protesting in a peaceful and democratic manner by "bringing in hundreds of marshals into the house".

He also detailed the steps taken by the government to improve agriculture sector, fisheries, horticulture, sheep distribution programme and the successful undertaking of the land records updation.

The agitated Congress MLAs then tore copies of the governor's speech into pieces and threw them at the podium.

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Slamming the Congress, state Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao alleged that the behaviour of the main opposition members amounted to an attack on the Governor. Congress with its unruly behavior gave a chance to the ruling party to hit it very hard.

"We clearly saw an MLA falling on senior Congress leader K Jana Reddy in a drunken state". "We have respect for Swamy Goud. Komatireddy and others were clearly drunk in the House", he alleged. The Governor continued his 25-minute address amid protests by the Congress members. Mr Narasimhan said that the government was marching towards creating "Bangaru Telangana (Golden Telangana)". Listing out the worldwide events such as Global Entrepreneurship Summit and World Congress of IT, he said these events had put Hyderabad on the Global map.

Meanwhile, BJP members told reporters that they "came out" of the House during the Governor's address, as the government "repeated its false claims" in the speech.