AP winter Assembly Sessions begin with uproar over Call Money racket

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned by 10 minutes following uproar by the YSRCP demanding a debate on Call Money racket in the State immediately after the sessions begin.

YSRCP MLA Roja addressing at the press at Assembly lobby said that we have not heard of such a racket in anywhere in the country’s history and took objection of the racket outburst at the proposed State Capital. She said that MLA Bode Prasad is very close to Venigalla Srikanth and questioned why there were not questioned when they both went on foreign tour. She said that Budda Venkanna name too came to light and in an effort to safeguard them, the ruling TDP wanted to paste the mud to all, she alleged. She said that the government made vail efforts to send the Vijayawada City Police Commissioner on leave. She demanded that justice has to be done to the victims. She reminded of the issues of attack on Rishiteswari, Vanajakshi etc. and demanded immediate discussion on the issue.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy speaking in the Assembly that the ruling party is using Ambedkar for their selfish political needs. Following the uproar in the Assembly demanding a discussion, the ruling party wanted to take up it tomorrow which the opposition did not heed out. Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that Jagan did not know the rules of the Assembly.

Two YSRCP MLAs suspended

The call money racket echoed the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly winter session with the Opposition parties demanding a debate on the issue on the day itself while the ruling wanted to move on Friday. Two YSRCP MLAs B.Sivaprasada Reddy and T.Ramalingeswara Rao were suspended from the house for two days following the Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu moved a motion of action against them.

Proceedings in the House were disrupted with the Opposition insisting a debate and counter charges between the Treasury Benches and the Opposition as the ruling party members alleged that the seed of the racket was sown during the tenure of the former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy. YSRCP alleged that the racket operators had the support of the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. The ruling TDP members countered the claim saying that majority of those who had been arrested so far were affiliated to the main Opposition.

Majority of the YSRCP members thronged the Well of the House displaying placards showing the alleged links of the racket organizers with TDP leaders and raising slogans.

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