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YSRC stalls AP Assembly session on law & order debate

India TV News Desk 18 Aug 2014, 14:57:45 PM IST
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Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was adjourned for the day today without transacting any real business after main Opposition YSR Congress members stalled the proceedings demanding debate on alleged poor law and order situation in the state.

As soon as the House met for the day, the first day of the Assembly's budget session after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress members sought a debate on the allegedly “failing” law and order situation.  

The YSRC members sought to move an adjournment motion which was rejected by Speaker K Sivaprasada Rao, who asked them to seek debate on the issue later in a different form.  

He initially adjourned the House for 15 minutes after his appeals to the Opposition members to let the House take up Question Hour went unheeded.

The same scenes continued after the House re-assembled with the YSR Congress members moving into the Well, holding placards like ‘political murders should come to an end.' The TDP members stood up at their seats and raised slogans.

Sports Minister K Atchannaidu said it was painful that “those who encouraged political violence in the state are now talking about such a thing.”

Observing that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu planned to introduce ‘development missions' for the state, he said the government is ready for a debate.  

Opposition leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who was allowed by the Chair to make a mention on the issue, alleged that 11 people have been killed (in different incidents of violence) in the last three months and no action was taken.  

The Speaker told the YSRC to seek a debate in a different form later.

Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy alleged that the YSR Congress members were trying to stall the proceedings.  As the Opposition members pressed for their demand, the Speaker adjourned the House again for 15 minutes.  

As the Opposition members continued to seek a debate on the law and order issue, the Speaker then adjourned the House for the day, noting that all the questions are postponed and the papers deemed to have been laid.