BJP MLAs suspended from Telangana assembly for protesting Muslims quota

Hyderabad: 5 BJP MLAs had been on Friday suspended from the Assembly for two days for disrupting the proceedings over the federal authorities’s strikes to spice up reservations to Muslims from the present 4 per cent to 12 per cent.

The suspended BJP MLAs — Okay. Laxman, G. Kishan Reddy, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, N.V.S.S. Prabhakar and Raja Singh — and many of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists had been later arrested at Basheerbagh as soon as they tried to gate-crash into Assembly as part of their “Chalo Assembly” rally on the issue.

BJP and its frontal organisation BJYM termed the 12 per cent quota proposal for Muslims as “unconstitutional”.

They said that dissent was a correct of the oldsters in a democracy and demanded retaining of Dharna Chowk at Indira Park.

After their launch, Dr. Laxman suggested DC: “8,000 BJP leaders and activists were arrested across Hyderabad by the police. We will continue our protests on Saturday.”

Earlier, as rapidly as a result of the Assembly session began, the 5 BJP MLAs sporting black khandwas rushed to Speaker’s podium and raised slogans in direction of reservations for Muslims and as well as in direction of shifting of Dharna Chowk.

When all makes an try by Speaker Madhusudhana Chary to influence the BJP leaders to return to their seats and raise the issue after Question Hour failed, Legislative Affairs minister T. Harish Rao moved a choice suspending the 5 MLAs for “this week” (two days, Friday and Saturday).

Mr Harish Rao suggested Assembly that Enterprise Advisory Committee of the Assembly took a selection that all factors must be raised solely after Question Hour.

“Their intention was clear. Since BJYM gave Chalo Assembly call, they wanted to join the march, hence disrupted the proceedings so that they get suspended. This is not right,” Mr Harish Rao alleged.

Congress Floor chief Okay. Jana Reddy who moreover opposed the suspension of the BJP MLAs, walked out of their assist.

Speaking at media degree inside the Assembly, Dr Laxman alleged the state was witnessing emergency-like situation beneath Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao.

“The behaviour of the TRS government is highhanded. We will go to people and expose the government’s games,” he said.

BJP Floor chief G Kishan Reddy said they moved an adjournment motion on the issue, nevertheless the Speaker disallowed it.

Security was beefed up throughout the Assembly and Legislative Council following BJP and BJYM protests. BJP nationwide primary secretary Muralidhar condemned the arrest of BJP leaders.