Hyderabad: After two adjournments, the Legislative Assembly was adjourned for the day amid ruckus created by the TDP members demanding the constitution of a Joint Legislature Committee (JLC) to probe into the land allocations made to the ‘so- called companies’ belonging to Mr Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, son of late Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Soon after the house met at 9 am, the Deputy Speaker, Mr N Manohar, who was in the chair, announced that he has disallowed the adjournment motion notices given by TDP on allotment of land to Brahmani Infotech for SEZ at Shamshabad, the CPI on additional funds for differently abled-persons, the BJP on diversion of funds of SC, ST sub-plan, and the CPI (M) on funds for enhancement of pensions of differently abled-persons.
Reacting to it, the TDP members stalled the proceedings of the house by trooping in to the podium of the Speaker, holding placards and raising slogans. They demanded for constitution of a Joint Legislature Committee (JLC) to probe into the alleged illegal allocation of lands worth Rs 3,000 crores to a company to benefit a leader.
When his appeals to the members to maintain order in the House failed to bring the desired result, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the house for half an hour at 9.14 am.
After the House met again at 10.04 am, in an effort to cool down the emotions of the TDP members, the Minister for Major Industries, Dr J Geetha Reddy reminded that the Chief Minister, Mr K Kiran Kumar Reddy has on March eighth announced on the floor of the house that all the land allocations to the private companies would be reviewed on the basis of their needs. She also assured to review the land allocation to Brahmanai Infotech keeping in view the concern of the members.
The Chief Whip to the Government, Mr Bhatti Vikramarka alleged political motive behind the disturbance of the proceedings by TDP legislators on the land allocation to a SEZ.
The Minister for Legislative Affairs, Mr D Sridhar Babu strongly objected to the contents of the placards exhibited by the TDP members. The content of the placards was damaging the dignity of the house. As per rule 316 of Parliamentary Proceedings, the members should not exhibit placards and objects without prior permission of the Speaker, he pointed out.
The Minister for Transport, Mr Bosta Satyanarayana said that the matter of land allocation to the company has become sub-judice as the TDP leaders have filed a PIL in the High Court urging for ACB and Vigilance inquiry into the land allocation. The house cannot discuss the matter which was admitted in the Court. He questioned as to why the TDP members approached the court, if they had respect towards the house.
Strongly countering it, the TDP MLA, Mr Payyavula Keshav said that the Congress Government has allocated 250 acres of land to Brahmani Infotech at Shamshabad and Mr Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of YSR, mortgaged the land and got money from a financial institute. He said the Minister, Dr P Shanker Rao has also approached the court on the properties of Jagan. “Does it mean that the Minister had no respect towards the house and the Government”, he questioned.
TDP STALLS BUSINESS
The TDP member reminded that the Centre has setup Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G Spectrum even though the matter was in Supreme Court and under the investigation of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He said he would come forward to establish prima facie on illegal land allocation to Brahmani Infotech. He also demanded for JLP on the matter.
When the Government had not reacted positively to the demand, the TDP members barged into the well of the house creating pandemonium in the house. When his request to the agitating members to cooperate with the chair went in vein, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the house for the second time at 10.35 am for half an hour.
When the house reassembled at 12.20 pm, the TDP members continued their protest at the podium of the Speaker by shouting slogans. Sensing the mood of the TDP members, the Deputy Speaker immediately adjourned the house for the day.
The Congress Members from Telangana region stood up near the well of the house when the house met in the morning, but they resumed their seats following the assurance given by the Deputy Speaker that he would take a decision on their demand for a discussion on Telangana Statehood issue after discussing in Business Advisory Committee. (NSS)