Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Legislative
Council was adjourned for the day today without transacting
much business following a stalemate on land allotments issue.
TDP members, led by Opposition Leader Dhadi Veerabhadra
Rao, continued to raise their demand for appointment of a
Joint Legislative Committee (JLC) to go into the land
allotments made by the government to private players.
Speaking after the House re-assembled following an
adjournment, he said the state`s assets like land have to be
protected and the JLC should be appointed to ascertain the
facts of the matter.
Finance Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy, however, said the
issue should be debated in the House first.
The opposition leader, however, alleged his party has
lost confidence in the government as it "failed" to take
concrete steps on alleged irregularities in land allotments.
"When the government fails, the legislature has to take
up the responsibility. It was found prima facie that there
were irregularities in the investments in Jagati Publications
(owned by former MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy)," he said.
Congress member Paladugu Venkata Rao favoured an open
debate on land allotments made in the state.
Asserting that his party had no objection to go into the
land allotments made during TDP rule, Veerabhadra Rao said
there is no need for a fresh debate as the issue was discussed
several times earlier.
Council Chairman A Chakrapani said the opposition wants
JLC without a debate while the government favoured a debate
As TDP and Congress members stood up and started raising
slogans in favour of their respective demands, the Chairman
adjourned the House for the day.