YSRC boycotts Andhra Pradesh Assembly session
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
Ruling TD members had an inkling that the YSRC MLAs would stall the Assembly proceedings by raising R.K. Roja's suspension issue.
Wamen activists of the YSR Congress stage a mouth-fold protest against the government near the GVMC's Gandhi Statue in Visakhapatnam on Friday. (Photo: DC)
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday completed the House’s agenda in the absence of Opposition party members. Shortly before the House began, YSRC MLA Y. Visweswar Reddy and two others entered the House, but they left within minutes. After the house began its sitting, no YSRC MLA was present.
Giving his reply to the discussions on the Budget proposals, finance minister Yanamala Ramakrsihnudu said it was unfortunate that no Opposition member was present in the House at this time.
Surprisingly, the eight defected YSRC MLAs also did not attend the House. Ruling TD members had an inkling that the YSRC MLAs would stall the Assembly proceedings by raising R.K. Roja’s suspension issue. But, this has not happened. YSRC members staged a dharna in front of the main entrance of the Assembly in protest against Speaker not allowing Ms Roja to enter the House even after the High Court order. The Opposi-tion boycotted the proceedings for the entire day.
During Question Hour, five questions from YSRC members were listed in the agenda for answers. The first question was on input subsidy for the farmers, asked by YSRC member Mr Visweswar Reddy. In fact, before the House began, Mr Visweswar Reddy entered the House and sat on his seat and started the preparations to ask supplementary questions. Within three minutes, he left the House.
The five questions listed in the agenda and asked by YSRC members were given written answers and there were no supplementary questions.
Finance minister Mr Ramakrishnudu had two hours’ time to give the reply, but in the absence of Opposition members he completed it within 30 minutes.