TDP legislators obstruct Assembly for second day

TDP legislators obstruct Assembly for second day

The momentary reprieve that the ruling Congress enjoyed in the state Assembly following the two-day suspension of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti and Bharatiya Janata Party legislators was dashed by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators, who successfully obstructed proceedings on Tuesday demanding sacking of tainted ministers.

TDP members barged into the well of the House and raised slogans even as Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy wanted to make a statement on 3,000 pilgrims from the state stranded in Uttarakhand.

“We are not saying that they are only tainted, not accused. How can the House tolerate ministers with cheating (420) cases slapped on them,” Payyavula Kesav of the TDP said.

Refuting the charges, Dharmana Prasada Rao who resigned after the CBI named him in the Jagan’s case said that the TDP is misleading the Assembly as two ministers have already quit the cabinet to facilitate investigation and the remaining will prove their innocence as the decisions are not individual but the collective responsibility of the Cabinet under Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

The word “tainted ministers” also rocked the Assembly on Monday as the Opposition and the treasury benches exchanged heated words over the matter.

TDP senior leader Dayakar Rao questioned as to why the government was not showing interest to discuss the matter of “tainted ministers” in the House and expose the corrupt deals that took place during Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government.

Strongly objecting  to the word “tainted” used by Dayakar Rao, Minister for Major Industries J Geetha Reddy said the word “tainted” was just created by the media and charges were not proved against any minister.

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