HYDERABAD-Andhra Pradesh State Assembly proceedings – live updates
YSRCP MLAs entered in the AP Assembly wearing black dress in protest against denial of entry of the party’s MLA Roja into the Assembly despite the High Court’s interim orders. The MLAs went into the well of the Speaker and are raising protests. Meanwhile, the marshals at the entry point of the Assembly obstructed her to enter into the Assembly. Meanwhile, YSRCP cadre across the State are staging protests demanding the government to honour the High Court orders and permit Roja to enter into the Assembly. The party MLAs are raising slogans ‘ we want justice’ in the podium. Following severe protests, the Speaker has forced to adjourn for ten minutes.
Roja who was denied entry sat at the entry gate along with supporters and stage protests. Speaking on the occasion, she said that she had handed over a copy of the High Court orders to the Assembly Secretary and also informed him of her attending the Assembly on Friday. But, she was denied entry. She said that the party MLAs under the leadership of Jagan Reddy went to Raj Bhavan to petition but due to non availability of Governor handed over the same to the officials. She said that the party would protest in a democratic way.
Roja faints – shifted to NIMS:: Roja who was denied entry into the Assembly staged a protest on the foot path of the Assembly right from the morning and at around noon she fainted due to low blood pressure and severe sun heat. She was called on by the party MLAs along with Jagan and made her to shift to NIMS where she is being treated. YSRCP general secretary Vijaya Sai Reddy, MLA Chevireddy Bhaskara Reddy called on her at the hospital.
YSRCP MLAs served with notices attend before Privilege Committee:: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly Privileges Committee met today in the Assembly hall. The YSRCP MLAs Jyothula Nehru, Kodali Nani, Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy who received the notices appeared before the committee. Roja who was also served notice did not appear due on health grounds. The MLAs contended that they have utmost faith on the Assembly and added that serving notices on the Opposition making them to target is not correct.
ANANTAPUR-Puttaparthi::VUDA Vice-Chairman in ACB net:: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau had arrested Puttaparthi Urban Development Authority vice-chairman Ramanjaneyulu while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.2 lakh from a builder Subba Raju. ACB sources said that the victim had applied for permission for underground drainage for an apartment and the accused demanded the amount for giving permission. The victim approached the ACB who laid a trap and arrested the vice-chairman while accepting the bribe.
GUNTUR: Spoorthi Awards presented:: Bommidala Srikrishna Murty Foundation has conferred ‘Spoorthi Awards’ for five persons in different fields in recognition of their services at a function held here at Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandir today. Supreme Court Justice Jaasti Chelameswar, Allhabad High Court reired Judge justice Ambati Lakshmana Rao, AP State Transport Minister Sidda Raghava Rao attended the function. The awards have been presented to Dr SV Audinarayana Rao (Social Service), poet K Siva Reddy (Telugu Literature), Dr Koneru Satyaprasad (Education) and Subash Palekar (Agriculture). Havaldar Jagdish Chand (posthumously). All the awardees were given a cash prize of Rs.3 lakh and a memento.
TADEPALLIGUDEM: Rs.4 crore for Krishna Pushkarams:: AP Endowments Minister Pydikondala Manikyala Rao said that the State Government has allotted Rs.4 crore for the conduct of Krishna Pushkarams. Speaking to media here, he said that the government has laid emphasis on the security of the devotees and cleanliness.
VIJAYAWADA:Cabinet sub-committee on physical literacy:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today announced formation of a Cabinet sub-committee for formulation of a comprehensive policy on physical literacy aiming towards establishing a happy and healthy State at the closing ceremony of the sports seminar on Physical Literacy and Sports in India’. He said a five member committee comprises of HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Ch.Ayyanna Patrudu, Kamineni Srinivas, Atchannaidu and P.Narayana and they would formulate a policy by April, he said.
VISAKHAPATNAM: Mobile app on learning English:: A mobile application for learning English would be launched by first week of April and is expected to help the students improve their communication skills said State Project Director Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) S.Srikantanatha Reddy. The Commissionerate of Collegiate Education had proposed a 45 day capsule for English to help students improve their communication skills. He said that the app is ready and would be launched in the beginning of next fiscal, he said.