Monday, October 23, 2017
The YSRCP is seriously considering boycotting the winter session of the AP Legislature likely to commence in the second week of November at Amaravati to step up its attack against the government on the issue of defection of its legislators to the ruling party.
A meeting chaired by party president Jagan which was attended by senior leaders of the party was of the opinion that ‘ there was no need to attend the session when there was no guarantee of getting an opportunity even to speak on issues concerning the people. Besides, the mood of the meeting was to press disqualification of 24 MLAs including four taken to State Cabinet’, said YSRCP deputy floor leader Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy said. He questioned in a statement that ‘how can the Speaker and the Chief Minister allow the members elected on YSRCP ticket to sit in treasury benches in violation of all laws and basic principles of democracy?. However, the meeting did not take a final decision on boycotting the sessions and would be taken on October 26 meeting.
Meanwhile, YSRCP decided to hold a meeting on October 25 to discuss the welfare issues of SCs, STs and the development of the Backward Classes to be included in the party’s manifesto for the next elections. Party National secretary V.Vijay Sai Reddy said that only the invitees would attend the meeting at the party’s office.