House stalled again by Opposition

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House stalled again by Opposition
House stalled again by Opposition


For the second day on Saturday, business in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was stalled again by the Opposition.


The House witnessed unruly scenes with the Opposition sticking to their demand that is the scrapping of the cases against the students, among other issue raised by them in form of adjournment motion but Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar disallowed them and adjourned the House.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi members reached the podium and raised the slogans for lifting of the cases against the students. Despite the Deputy Speaker assuring the Members that Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy was in the Council, the protests continued.

The Deputy Speaker also tried to pacify them saying that the House must discuss the issues on farmers. But the unrelenting members were firm on their demand. At this stage Mr Manohar was left with no alternative but to Adjourn the House for a second time.

Earlier, as soon as the Assembly began, the entire Opposition sought Adjournment Motions on various issues. Telugu Desam Party Members wanted a debate on sale of discoloured rice, and compensation to farmers, while Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi sought scrapping of cases against accused from the Muslim community in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case.

The House business was disrupted again even with the pro-government PRP members demanding the government to rehabilitate the poor farmers who were suffering from lack of any succour due to the flash floods that ravaged the coastal districts recently.

The main opposition TDP also joined the issue which led to chaos. The TRS and PRP members rushed to the Speaker’s podium and held placards raising slogans.

The TDP members also rushed into the well of the house demanding immediate debate on the farmers’ issues, which the deputy speaker himself favoured.

Bharatiya Janata Party Floor Leader G Kishen Reddy raised the issue of increase of pay for Home Guards while the Communist Party of India and TRS demanded a debate on scrapping of cases against students.

Finding that he had to resort to frequent adjournments of the House Mr Manohar invited the Floor Leaders to his Chambers and urged them for smooth conduct of the business on the second day.

But again as soon as the House met the opposition were back on their feet raising slogans in support of their demands. After the tabling three Bills, one on MFI, another on Indira Kranthi Pathakam and on GHMC, the House was adjourned to Monday, amidst protests by the Opposition.