TDP members accuse govt. of stifling opposition voice, boycott Assembly

Hyderabad: TDP Telangana MLAs boycotted the Assembly proceedings on Thursday alleging that the government is trying to stifle the voices of opposition party.

Speaking to press persons at media point in the Assembly premises, party state working president A Revanth Reddy and Sandra Venkat Veeraiah said the Assembly proceedings are being held as per the whims and fancies of the government. They said the party has written a letter to the Speaker bringing to his notice the injustice being done towards party members in the House.  They said TDP legislators are boycotting the Assembly as the government is showing partisan attitude towards the party and not giving opportunity to express their views on people’s issues.

The TDP leaders termed as undemocratic and violation of the Constitution the way the Land Acquisition Bill was passed in the House on Wednesday.

The party, in its letter signed by A Revanth Reddy, Venkat Veeraiah and R Krishnaiah, expressed concern that the Speaker did not protect the rights of members in the House. In spite of reminders of injustice to TDP MLAs in the House, there is no change in the situation and the members are being subjected to injustice by not giving them enough time to speak in the House.

 In the letter, the party questioned whether the Bill passed on Wednesday was a new one or an Amendment to the 2013 Act.  The House should be conducted as per the spirit of the Constitution and to meet the aspirations of the people, the letter said.  –NSS

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