Hyderabad, Feb.17 (NSS): Describing the obstruction of the Governor, Mr E S L Narasimhan’s speech in the joint sitting of both Houses of legislature and attack on the Lok Satta Party MLA, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, as attacks on Constitution, the Government Chief Whip, Mr Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, tendered an apology to the Governor.
Urging the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, to initiate appropriate action against the offenders, he said that as the Chief Whip he lodged a written complaint with the Deputy Speaker against those responsible for the violent acts.
Speaking to mediapersons at the CLP office on Thursday along with the Primary Education Minister, Mr S Sailajanath, and the MLC, Mr Gidugu Rudraraju, Mr Vikramarka appealed to the members of the House to behave in conformity with the norms of Constitution. The members have a right to express their views freely in a democratic manner, but should not behave in a shameful manner violating the Constitution. He also said that the State, which has a unique identity in the country in running the House, has lost its glory today. He also requested the TRS members to utilise the House for fruitful discussions on any issue including Telangana.
SHANKAR WRITES TO SONIA, PM
Expressing concern over the obstruction of the Governor’s speech and attack on the Lok Satta member, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, Dr Shankar Rao has written to the UPA Chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, explaining the incidents that took place in the Assembly on Thursday.
Exuding confidence that the UPA government would carve out separate Telangana State, Dr Shankar Rao appealed to the youth not to commit suicides.
‘IT’S LIKE DROUPATHI STRIPPING’
In another press meet at CLP office along with the Minister, Dr Sailajanath, the Government Whip, Mr Kondru Murali, and MLA, Dr Suresh, the senior Congress MLA, Mr Anam Vivekananda Reddy, has described the obstruction of the Governor’s speech as the epochal “Droupathi stripping” incident of Mahabharatha.
Condemning the physical attack on the Lok Satta floor leader, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, he urged the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, to initiate severe action against the attackers. Asking the TRS members not to try to gag the voice of others forcefully, he said that the TRS has a right to run the movement in a democratic way.
Condemning the incidents inside and outside the Assembly, Dr Sailajanath said that it was brutal attack on Constitution. Finding fault with the attitude of the TDP Chief, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu, for not controlling his members, the minister felt that the former had instigated his fellow members to obstruct the Governor’s speech. (NSS)