Marshals reportedly lifted the legislators out of the assembly building

Tension in Telangana Assembly as members protesting farm suicides evictedImage: Wikipedia Commons/Pauk
news Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 08:18

The Telangana state assembly witnessed tension on Wednesday night after opposition legislators had to be evicted after they remained seated in the house even after it was adjourned.

The protesting MLAs were protesting the government's 'unsatisfactory' reply over farmers' suicides.

Marshals reportedly lifted the legislators out of the assembly building and later dropped them at the MLA Quarters in police vehicles.

The house was adjourned abruptly till Thursday, after Agriculture Minister P. Srinivas Reddy replied to the two-day debate on the issue of farmer suicide.

Unsatisfied with his response, MLAs from the Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties refused to leave the house.

The opposition parties insisted that the government come out with a specific timeframe to release the entire amount required to implement the farm loan waiver scheme, rather than releasing it in installments.

Earlier on Wednesday, state chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, assured farmers that his government will stand by them, and appealed to them not to commit suicides.

He also said that his government would mobilize another Rs.9,000 crore required for waiver of farm loans, while assuring the assembly that his government will take all steps in this regard.