Hyderabad: The TDP chief and Leader of Opposition, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, has condemned the “attack by the Agriculture Minister, Mr Y S Vivekananda Reddy, on the TDP members in the Assembly” on Monday.
Talking to mediapersons after a meeting with friendly parties, Mr Naidu said that even late chief minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy used to hesitate to resort to rowdyism in the House. He alleged that in fact Bihar and Karnataka Assemblies were far better than the AP Assembly. He said that in his 30 years of political life, he has not seen a more incompetent Chief Minister than Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Though the Congress and the Jagan group were pretending to be different, Mr Naidu said that both have colluded in attacking the Opposition. He said that it was shocking that they had attacked the Opposition in the presence of the Chief Minister and yet Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy had not responded. He said that if the Opposition had no security inside the Legislative Assembly, what security the people could have from the government.
Asserting that his party could not be cowed down by such attacks, he said his party would continue to fight for the appointment of the JLC.
Mr Chandrababu Naidu also made it clear that he would not enter the Assembly until Mr Vivekananda Reddy was suspended for physically attacking his party members.
Mr Naidu met the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, and Government Chief Whip, Mr Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, after the incidents in the House and demanded the immediate suspension of the minister. He said he would not enter the House until he was suspended.
The Leader of the Opposition has demanded that the visuals of the happenings in the Assembly should be made public, so that people would know who was at fault. He also demanded that a thorough investigation should be done into the involvement of persons whose names were disclosed by Hasan Ali who was facing charges of having black money. (NSS)