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TRS MLAs threaten to jump from legislature building

Hyderabad, June 14 (): Protesting against the undemocratic arrests of hundreds of pro-Telangana activists on Friday, two legislators of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) climbed on top of the Andhra Pradesh assembly building and threatened to jump down, demanding the release of the activists.

Creating problem, Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs Vinay Bhaskar and K. Samaiah wearing black T- shirts and holding TRS flags climbed on top of the TRS legislative office in the assembly premises protesting against the state government to foil their march to press for the creation of a separate Telangana state.

The protesters also hoisted black flag on top of the assembly building. However, policemen climbed on the building and whisked them away in police vehicles after successfully bringing the two legislators down.

The activists also carried a mock “funeral” of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and were arrested by the police and were shifted to different police stations. Legislators also surrounded the speaker’s dais in the morning protesting the arrest of pro-Telangana activists and prohibitory orders imposed in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, in an act of arrogance, several police personnel entered the CPI and AITUC offices in Himayat Nagar on Friday and arrested party leaders and activists. Criticizing the state government action, CPI State secretary Dr. K. Narayana said that entering their office without proper permission shows the dictatorship of the Chief Minister.

Leaders of TRS and BJP while talking to reporters accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for imposing prohibitory orders to spoil the ‘Chalo Assembly’ programmes.

The BJP and the TRS however claimed it a big success as people of the region were able to overcome all the hurdles and reached Hyderabad to join the protest. Cable operators across the Telangana region were forced to shut television broadcasts on Friday.

Legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India (CPI) staged a dharna at the other gate.