Speaker Madhusudhana Chary announced the suspension of BJP members, including their leader K Laxman, as they trooped in the well of the house to protest the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government's move to increase the reservation for Muslims in the state.
Legislative Affairs Minister Harish Rao moved the resolution for the suspension of the BJP members for this week. Wearing black scarves and raising slogans against the government, the BJP members demanded that the government drop the proposal to increase the quota for the Muslims.
The TRS government has announced that it will move a bill in the assembly during the ongoing Budget session to raise the quota for the Muslims in jobs and education from the current four per cent to 12 per cent.
Opposing the suspension of the BJP members, the main opposition Congress party staged a walkout from the assembly.