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Speaker-less Assembly due to Congress dilemma: TDP

Thu 09th Dec 2010 06:40 AM
Speaker-less Assembly due to Congress dilemma: TDP
Speaker-less Assembly due to Congress dilemma: TDP

Telugu Desam party MLA Revanth Reddy on Thursday stated the Assembly without a Speaker looks like a school in a village without a headmaster.

Talking to media persons at Telugu Desam Legislative Party Office, Mr Revanth Reddy said that the Congress party was in dilemma on who to choose as the Assembly Speaker since any choice would invite protests from some sections of Congress leaders.

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The Speaker’s post has become vacant after the last incumbent, Kiran Kumar Reddy was chosen to become the Chief Minister after former chief minister K Rosaiah resigned, citing ill health.

Mr Revanth Reddy also charged the Congress of failing ‘totally’ to uphold the promise it had made in its manifesto of conducting 55 days of Assembly sessions per year.

He also criticized the state government for its failure in conducting the Session in a proper manner. He said that the real issues facing the people of the state were not discussed in the Assembly.

The TDP leader also criticized the Chief Minister for spending most of his time in New Delhi since assuming charge and not concentrating on solving people’s problems. Mr Revanth Reddy sarcastically remarked that in the coming days KKR may shift the Assembly and Secretariat beside the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and govern from there.

His sarcasm undiminished, Mr Revanth Reddy added that if the MLAs do not come to attend the Sessions in New Delhi, the government may foist false cases and book them.

Senior MLA Payavula Kesav demanded that the Assembly give top priority for discussing the problems of the farmers who were badly affected by the recent rains. He demanded for prolonging the Assembly session to discuss more people’s issues.