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Two TDP members suspended from Assembly; Congress, BJP Walk out

Two Telugu Desam party members — Revanth Reddy and S Venkat Veraiah — were suspended from the Assembly for the rest of the budget session by Speaker S Madhusudana Chary on Saturday. They were suspended for interrupting the Governor’s speech saying that the speech did not reflect the failure of the government in fulfilling its promises made earlier.

 

During Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan’s address to the joint session of both the Houses of the legislature on Friday, the Opposition legislators had raised slogans. The TDP members alleged that the TRS government had made the Governor speak lies about the State’s development.

It may be mentioned here that while Governor ESL Narsimhan was reading his speech, the Congress members protested that the claim of all-round development in the State as a result of numerous welfare measures initiated by the TRS government was far from truth. The Congress members then staged a walk-out from the House.

Then the TDP members stood up and interrupted the Governor’s speech saying that the speech did not reflect the failure of the government in fulfilling its promises made earlier. Amidst the interruption by the TDP members, the Governor completed reading his speech. Soon after the Assembly met this morning, as the Speaker announced the suspension of the TDP members, the Congress and BJP members protested and termed it as undemocratic. They then staged a walk-out from the House. The opposition parties later held a meeting with the Leader of Opposition K. Jana Reddy to chalk out their action plan.

Meanwhile, TRS defended the decision taken by the Speaker. TRS leaders demanded that TDP legislators should apologise to the house for their behaviour. They said opposition should change their attitude. (NSS)