Hyderabad, Aug 26 :
The adjournment motions moved by the Opposition parties in the House on Wednesday was turned down by Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Showing resentment over the Speaker’s decision, the opposition members insisted that the adjournment motions be discussed. The Speaker stuck to his guns saying that only after the question Hour the adjournment motions be taken.
The adjournment motions introduced by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Bharateeya Janata Party were dissolved by the Chair.
The TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said that the Speaker was insulting the Opposition members in the assembly. The Speaker is acting unilaterally in the assembly. He further alleged that the Chief Minister is throwing aspersions on the Opposition by blaming them of not allowing them to go ahead with the proceedings.
He hit out at the chairperson of the House saying that, the Speaker is giving more time for the ruling party members. The Speaker is acting at the behest of the Chief Minister in adjourning the assembly and not taking into consideration the views of the opposition members.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA Harish Rao said that in the past the number of opposition members was low compared to the ruling party but now the members of opposition are almost on par with the ruling so at such a time the opposition members also should be given a good amount of time to raise the questions in the assembly.
The Chief Minister intervened and clarified the objections raised by the TDP chief and the opposition parties. He said if all the opposition parties wanted to discuss only one question all through the day , he doesn’t have any objection. But there needs to be certain time limits to discuss a particular problem or else we should heed to the Speaker who is conducting the House so that the proceedings will not be interrupted and the time is not wasted.
Bu the Chief Minister’s clarifications fell on the deaf ears of the Opposiiton members who continued to show their dissatisfaction. Under these circumstances the Speaker had no other go except to adjourn the House for ten minutes.