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March 2, 2001

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Discussions on Power Projects brought about differences between the Government and the opposition parties in the assembly today. The Congress asked the Government on why it purchased power from private sources at a higher price. CLP Leader Mr. Y S Rajasekhar reddy then said that the Chief Minister was involved in the deal of the Konaseema Power Project which in which Lok Sabha Speaker Mr Balayogi and MP MVVS Murthy were involved. The Speaker Mrs. Prathiba Barathi asked Mr. Rajasekhar reddy to withdraw the mentioning of the name. Members of the TDP demanded the same which was resisted by the Congress Members. At one stage, members of both the sides tried to move towards the podium. The speaker then decided to postpone the proceedings for some time. After the members came for the proceedings, Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that the Government will be giving an answers to the questioned raised by the Congress if its leader Mr. Y S Rajasekhar Reddy asked for a reply. The differences again raised and the Speaker decided to postpone the proceedings for tomorrow.
Leader of CPM, Sri Narasimham asked why the Government has not asking for a CBI enquiry on Chief Minister when the TDP was sure he is a honest leader.
Assembly Speaker Mrs. Prathiba Bharati ordered into an enquiry into disruption of Live telecast services of a private channel when discussions on issue of Power from private sources was made. The issue was raised by Congress MLA Dr. M V Mysoora Reddy during the Zero Hour.
Members of the CPI stages a Rastha Rokho to Narsapur - Guntur Superfast Express for 15 minutes in Vijayawada protesting against the Union Budget 2001 saying it is anti-employee and anti-farmer.
Commissioner of VEPZ Mrs. Ratna Prabha said that the Export Processing Zone has crossed the Rs. 175 Crores mark during the current fiscal year.
The State High Court issued a Stay Order to the APP Written Examinations to be held on March 4.
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