Telugu Desam legislators led by party president N. Chandrababu Naidu staged a dharna for a brief while at the Gun Park near the Assembly protesting the failure of the government to address public issues on Monday.

After registering their protest, Mr. Naidu and others walked into the Assembly premises to participate in the first day’s proceedings in the House which were devoted to paying condolences over the death of party MLA A. Brahmanaiah.

The group earlier paid tributes to the memorial of N.T. Rama Rao at NTR ghat.

As the TDP and BJP MLAs gathered at Gun Park around the same time, Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy, who recently joined the BJP, exchanged greetings with some of his former TDP colleagues.

The BJP group went there to pay tributes to the Telangana martyrs memorial.

The YSR Congress legislators, led by Vijayamma, garlanded the statue of Ambedkar and walked up to the Assembly. The police arrested workers who tried to go with the MLAs near the Secretariat.

Telugu Desam members raised slogans against Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission with reference to the alleged irregularities committed in the commission, as they entered the Assembly on the first day of its resumed budget session on Monday.

They held aloft slogan-filled placards but resumed seats when Speaker N. Manohar commenced the session a few minutes later and took up a motion proposed by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy condoling the death of Ambati Brahmanaiah, a Telugu Desam member.

Entering the House in a similar fashion, members of YSR Congress sought to highlight the alleged “match-fixing” between Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu.

They waved placards to the Chair, with copies of an English magazine cover page picture showing both of them under the title.