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TRS MLAs held for suicide bid in Assembly డిసెంబర్ 5, 2009

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MLAs held for suicide bid in Assembly

December 5th, 2009
DC Correspondent

Hyderabad, Dec. 4: The TRS MLAs, Mr Koppula Eshwar (Dharmapuri) and Mr Nallala Odelu (Chennur), created a stir by locking themselves in the TRS Legislature Party office which is located on the Assembly premises here on Friday and launching a fast demanding a Bill in the ensuing Assembly session to speed up the process for carving out a separate Telangana.

The two MLAs, who reportedly carried petrol and locked themselves up on the first floor of the building housing the Congress Legislature Party, threatened to commit suicide if police tried to break open the door.

After a day-long drama, Assembly marshals and police broke open the door and arrested the two MLAs late on Friday night.

The Assembly secretary, Mr Sadaram, spoke to the Speaker and apprised him of the situation. On the directions of the Speaker, the Assembly staff and the police launched the operation. First, they sent the media out, and then tried to persuade the MLAs to come out. They disconnected power supply and finally broke open the door. Scores of TRS supporters thronged the area in their support.

Elsewhere across Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Medak, Ranga Reddy, Adilabad, and other Telangana districts, TRS activists and students gheraoed Ministers, MLAs, MPs and sought their support for carving out a separate state and urged them to raise the issue in Parliament and Assembly. TRS activists staged a rasta roko across the region affecting free movement of traffic.

“The Centre is unmoved even after our party president undertook a fast-unto-death and his condition is deteriorating. We will not budge from our stand till our demands are met. Telangana is the only solution,” Mr Odelu said speaking to mediapersons through a window from the first floor.
The MLAs entered the party office at around noon and informed the media about their decision to go on fast. Assembly security personnel were taken off guard by the action.

Security personnel tried to pacify the agitating MLAs to give up fast and open the door, but they refused till they get an assurance from the government.

The hapless marshal informed the Speaker, who reportedly tried to contact them but in vain

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/hyderabad/mlas-held-suicide-bid-assembly-038

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