Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Congress member hurls mike at Telangana Legislative Council Chairman, expelled

Congress member hurls mike at Telangana Legislative Council Chairman, expelled

It missed the governor and hit Goud on his face, causing bleeding just below his right eye.

Given the fact that the State enters an election year, welfare schemes, especially those meant for the BCs, SCs, STs and minorities, are expected to get liberal allocations, while focus would be on government's flagship programmes. Opposition BJP members walked out of the house during the address. They tore off the Governor address copies and threw the pieces towards the chair. Defending the act of his party members, who staged protests in the House, he said the Government was trying to gag the opposition parties in the House. In addition to this, the speaker of the Telangana Assembly also expelled two MLAs.

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During the protest, senior Congress member Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was seen throwing his headphone towards the Governor. Reports state that Goud was sitting adjacent to the Governor while the latter addressed the joint sitting of the legislature. Since the national anthem had started, "I stood bearing the pain", he said, adding after coming out and seeing off the Governor, the Chief Minister suggested he go to the hospital. "When there is a right to express protest by going into the well even in Parliament, the temple of democracy, about 50 police personnel were deployed in Telangana Assembly as per the Chief Minister's orders", he alleged. TRS MLA Harish Rao put in the proposal for the suspension and expulsion of the aforementioned Congress MLA, and the Speaker has given his consent. The meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the Legislature will follow to finalise the agenda and the number of days the Legislature would be in session. The Governor, who wished that fruitful debate should take place on people's issues, concluded his address calling for happy living of every citizen with spiritual values. "About 23 lakh pumpsets are getting free power for 24 hours day", he said. "We shall take appropriate action against the MLA and his colleagues for violating assembly rules", Rao said.

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