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Telangana row: Andhra Pradesh faces shut down today
Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSR Congress has called for Andhra Pradesh shut down today, to protest the manner in which the Telangana bill was tabled in the Parliament. It also decided to gather the support of all opposition parties to stall the bill.

So, far the bandh is going on peacefully, only few incidents like burning the tyres was done by the protesters in Guntur. The TDP and YSRCP activists are holding rallies at several places in the state. The activists are present at the bus stop and are preventing the buses from plying on the roads.

YSR Congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy while speaking to media yesterday said, “The speaker announcing that the bill is tabled without taking into consideration the opinion of the house is a sheer mockery of democracy. It is a black day for parliamentary democracy.”

He allegedly said that central government has no respect for democratic values.

Because of the shut down call the educational institutions in the state are closed today. The attendance in the government offices is also very thin, as the bandh call was also given by the Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers Association (APNGOA) against the Centre's plan to table the Bill in Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile all the eyes are on Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has threatened to resign today.

Notably yesterday's parliament session was one of the darkest hours in Parliamentary democracy, as there was ruckus when government tabled the Telangana Bill.

The Lok Sabha witnessed unpredictable incidents like throwing of microphones, use of pepper spray etc. Marshals were summoned to control unruly lawmakers who spared no attempts to bring shame to the country. The speaker suspended 17 MPs for creating such a ruckus in the parliament.

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