TDP wants details on YS Jagan’s Delhi visit; 11 members suspended from AP Assembly
AP Assembly Thammineni Seetharam on Saturday suspended 11 members of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for disrupting the business of the House
AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Thammineni Seetharam on Saturday suspended 11 members of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for disrupting the business of the House. The action followed a ruckus created by the TDP members who demanded a detailed discussion in the House on Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s Delhi tour.
An adjournment motion given by the TDP for this purpose was earlier rejected by the Speaker. Soon after the House assembled for the day, the TDP members insisted on a detailed discussion in the Assembly on YS Jagan’s Delhi visit, claiming that the tour was used more for personal reasons than for the interests of the State.
Even after the Speaker rejected the adjournment motion, the TDP members kept protesting in the well of the House raising slogans against the YSRCP government. They frequently interrupted the House proceedings during the Question Hour by hurling papers at the Speaker’s chair. This prompted the Speaker to order the suspension of 11 TDP members for a day.
Earlier, holding placards, the TDP members came to the House in a procession demanding that the State Government divulge details of YS Jagan’s Delhi visit. Later speaking to the media, TDP Andhra Pradesh President Kinjarapu Atchannaidu said that YS Jagan had visited Delhi and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 18 times. He alleged that the Chief Minister was misusing his official visits to Delhi for her personal reasons at the expense of the State’s legitimate interests.
The ruling YSRCP however took serious exception to the TDP giving an adjournment motion on the issue. Accusing the TDP of trivialising the valuable option of an adjournment motion, Minister for Finance and Legislative Affairs Buggana Rajendranath Reddy countered by saying that TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu too visited Delhi more than 36 times when he was the chief minister.