Bapuji's death stalls uproar in assembly


the fourth day of the 5-day monsoon session of the assembly today, members
failed to transact any worthwhile business or dogging public issues but made
use of the session to pay condolences and tributes to the veteran freedom
fighter Konda Lakshman Bapuji who passed away this morning.

session ended with the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy assuring that the
Government will take steps to construct a memorial for Bapuji. After Speaker
Nadendla Manohar read out a condolence message on behalf of the Government, the
House observed 2 minutes' silence as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

adjourned the House till tomorrow after Kiran Kumar Reddy’s assurance on
constructing a memorial for Bapuji.

of various parties spoke briefly about the Gandhian nature of the departed
leader and his commitment to the Telangana cause.

Congress party honourary president and MLA Smt. Y. S. Vijayamma said in her
speech that Konda Lakshman Bapuji was a committed politician and worked all his
life for the welfare of the Telangana people.

adjourned twice

Manohar adjourned the House twice following the unruly scenes created by TRS
members who demanded the introduction of a resolution on Telangana.

soon as the House assembled in the morning, TRS members have trooped into the
Speaker’s podium raising slogans in favour of Telangana and demanding Telangana
resolution. Unable to conduct the proceedings, Manohar has adjourned the House
by one hour.

adjourned it for the second time when it had reassembled after one hour
following the continuation of the pandemonium by the TRS members.

(Updated on Sept 21, 2012)

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