Dona��t dictate to House

  • Speaker Kodela advises Jagan
  • AP first state to have BC Plan, Pullarao
  • NTR, YSR only leaders who helped downtrodden: YSRCP

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao todayA�warned the leader of the opposition,A�YS Jagan Mohan Reddy not toA�interrupt the business and not try to take the HouseA�into hisA�hands.

Kodela stated categorically that the opposition YSRCP wasA�always trying to adoptA�aA�strategyA�of maintaining silence while Jagan and his party members wereA�speaking and disrupting the business when Ministers were speaking.A� WhenA�Ministers or ruling party Members are speaking, Jagan is forcing his members into theA�well of the House,A�in order to disrupt the functioning of the House. Kodela advised Jagan that it was not good for theA� society,A� and suggested that heA� should A�allow the ministers toA� reply toA� the queries that were raised by members in the House and then ask any clarification if required.

The disappointed opposition walked out of the House.

Minister Kinjarapu Atchannaidu urged the Speaker to rescue the treasury benches from the opposition party’s undemocratic strategy ofA�not allowing Ministers to respond for the doubts raised by members.

DuringA� debate on the grants for budget demands relatingA� toA� welfare ofA� SC, ST, BC, Minority and Women, YSRCP MemberA� Eswari criticized that chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu neglected the welfare of STs in the state. Replying to her, Tribal welfare minister Ravela Kishore Babu said that former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy used the poor Tribal people as vote bank and looted them after getting power. He also blamed that, the precious mines and natural resources of theA�Tribal people were brutally exploited by YS family.

Ravela alleged that YSR diverted the SC, ST funds to develop Hussain Sagar Lake and other works, but Chandrababu Naidu is working towards welfare and development of the vulnerable sections in the society including SC, ST, BCs.

Jagan argued that the government did not allocate sufficient funds for implementing pension scheme and other welfare schemes. He said that during YSRa��s rule,A�he gave utmost priority to SCs and STs,A�but Chandrababu Naidu allocated meager funds for them and it was no wayA�adequate.

YSRCP Member Mutyala Naidu criticized that Chandrababu Naidu did not join the TDP when it was founded by former chief minister NT Ramarao, since he didna��t have faith and confidence in NTR. Mutyala Naidu also said that after NTR,A�the only leader who worked for welfare of the downtrodden was YSR.

Minister for agriculture Prathipati Pullarao stated that A P is the only state in IndiaA�whichA�presented theA�first BC Sub- Plan in the budget for the welfare of BCs. He said that all this credit goes to Chandrababu Naidu.

BJP floor leader Vishnukumar Raju urged government to make some budgetary allocations to the economically backward people in the category of forward classes. He urged government to initiate necessary measures for betterment of health conditions inA�Visakapatnam rural areas. (NSS)

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