TDP legislators protest at Reddy’s officeAugust 28th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the legislators of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh continued their protest in the chief minister’s office late Monday night.
As many as 41 members of state assembly and council were staging a sit-in in the meeting hall of the chief minister’s office for over five hours, demanding a firm assurance from him to resolve the electricity shortage.
Tension prevailed in the ‘C’ block of the state secretariat, which houses Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s office as policemen were preparing to evict the agitating TDP leaders, who stayed in the meeting hall on sixth floor despite authorities cutting off electricity supply.
The police have removed journalists from inside the building and took the premises in their control.
The opposition legislators began their protest around 5 p.m. when the chief minister left the office after meeting them.
TDP leader Babu Rajendar Prasad told reporters that food was not being allowed into the building and even the bath rooms were locked by the officials.
“Come what may we will continue our protest till the chief minister (Kiran Kumar Reddy) gives a firm assurance that farmers would be supplied electricity for seven hours without any interruption,” he said.
The TDP legislators said they would continue their protest till the chief minister comes to the office Tuesday.
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