Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Bill 2013 in Assembly

Special Correspondent, The Hindu
Amid chaotic scenes in the Assembly on Monday morning, Speaker Nadendla Manohar tabled the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013.

With an overwhelming number of MLAs from all parties rushing to the well of the House, the Speaker after a 30-minute-long adjournment announced the House that he has received the draft Bill from the President.

On the direction of Mr. Manohar, Legislature Secretary S.Rajasadaram read the covering letter. The House was adjourned for half an hour by the Speaker as noisy scenes continued.

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is expected to meet shortly to fix the schedule for discussion of the Bill. Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was not present in the House as he is said to be indisposed and it is to be seen whether he will attend the crucial meeting of the BAC.

There was commotion at the media point on Assembly premises, as TDP and YSR Congress MLAs tore and set afire to the copies of the draft Bill. The Telangana MLAs cutting across party lines condemned the incident.

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