Land allotment issue: stalemate in AP Assembly continues

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 15:09

Hyderabad: The stalemate in the Andhra
Pradesh Assembly on land allotment issue persisted Thursday with both treasury and opposition benches sticking to their stands.

For the seventh day today, opposition maintained that it
wanted constitution of a Joint Legislature Committee to probe
the land allotments since 2004 while government once again
asserted that any demand would be considered only after a
discussion on the issue in the House.

Proceedings of the Assembly were adjourned for 30 minutes
this morning after leaders of all opposition parties expressed
their views. TDP, which raised the demand for JLC, was not satisfied with Government`s reply.
TDP MLAs stormed the Speaker’s podium, forcing
officiating Speaker Nadendla Manohar to adjourn proceedings.

Earlier, Manohar sought views of the House to break the
deadlock that has seen the proceedings getting adjourned
without transaction of any real business in the last seven
Leader of Opposition, N Chandrababu Naidu, pointed out
that the UPA government had to give in to the opposition`s
demand in Parliament for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to
probe the 2G spectrum scandal.

"The entire Winter Session of Parliament was lost over
the demand and ultimately the UPA agreed to JPC without a
debate. The state government too should constitute a JLC
without a discussion on the (land) issue," he said.


First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 15:09

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