Council chairman Goud hit in eye by headphone thrown by Congress

'Speaker has full powers to act tough'

K V Reddy, however, defended his action saying he had thrown the headphone unintentionally in a fit of anger when the ruling party tried to prevent them from protesting in a peaceful and democratic manner by "bringing in hundreds of marshals into the house".

Congress MLAs protest during Telangana governor ESL Narasimhan's address to the joint session of legislative assembly and legislative council.

The TRS government said that Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary has full freedom to impose strict punishment to Congress legislators who hurled a headphone at Legislative Council Chairman K. Swamy Goud, injuring him in the eye during Governor's address to both Houses of the Legislature.

Goud was taken to Sarojini Devi Memorial Eye Hospital. While many displayed placards against to Governor's speech, one angry MLA Komatireddy Venkatreddy has thrown his headphones at the podium towards Governor. Doctors said they would observe him till Tuesday, reported The News Minute. Coming out of the Assembly, Swamy Goud was reportedly seen bleeding. "We shall take appropriate action against the MLA and his colleagues for violating Assembly rules", he added.

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The chief whip of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the legislative council, P Rajeshwar Reddy, alleged that Reddy was in an "inebriated condition" and had "malicious intention to attack the ruling party members".

However, Congress leader in the Council Mohammed Shabbir Ali came to the defence of Venkat Reddy. "The government is enacting a drama", Uttam said. He listed out the irrigation projects, education reforms and the initiatives for development if the state and welfare of people.

This was also indicated by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to his MLAs and MLCs in the party's legislature party meeting on Sunday.

The Governor, meanwhile, continued his address unfazed by the protests by the Congress members. This would be the TRS government's last state budget, which is expected to be announced on March 15.