TDP to boycott rest of Assembly, Council sessions

Vijayawada, Sep 22 (UNI) The Principal Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators in Andhra Pradesh has decided to boycott the rest of the Legislative Assembly and Council sessions in protest against the alleged partial attitude shown by Speaker Tammineni Sitaram towards them and the way the ruling party legislators are behaving in the house.

The AP Assembly and Council sessions began on Thursday and will continue till September 27.

TDP AP Unit President K Atchannaidu told the media on Friday that the TDP moved an adjournment motion and the Speaker have to read it completely.

However, Sitaram set aside the adjournment motion notice.

The TDP moved an adjournment motion seeking an open apology from Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on the arrest of former Chief Minister and party Chief N Chandrababu Naidu.

The TDP also sought the lifting of all cases registered against Naidu, the TDP state president stated.

“We have lost faith in the Speaker for calling the TDP members as useless fellows and mentioning the ruling YSRCP MLAs as our members,” Atchennaidu said, alleging that Sitaram degraded the value of the chair with his remarks.

“There are only 17 TDP MLAs in the house but there are over 200 marshals around us,” Atchannaidu remarked.

The AP Assembly has become a YSRCP party office because of the partial attitude of Assembly Speake, he slammed.

The TDP State President also objected to the restrictions imposed by the Speaker on taking mobile phones in the Assembly.

Meanwhile, the TDP members created uproar in the Assembly on the second day also by rushing to the podium.

The TDP MLAs holding placards raised slogans like ‘Psycho rule’ should go by standing beside the Speaker’s chair.

Finance and Legislative Affairs minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy and Irrigation Minister Ambati Rambabu objected to the slogans raised by the TDP members.

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