Hyderabad: A determined Opposition continued
to block the functioning of Andhra Pradesh Assembly for the
fourth day today even as a beleaguered government remained
clueless on how to come out of the current imbroglio.
Supported by the two Left parties, main Opposition Telugu
Desam Party did not let the House function, demanding that the
Chief Minister immediately sack the six "tainted" ministers
who might face inquiry by the CBI in the case related to
amassing of illegal wealth by Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
The House was adjourned first for 15 minutes within seven
minutes after the day`s proceedings began, but order did not
restore when it resumed after an hour.
Amidst the din caused by Opposition members, the budgetary
demands for grants related to Major Irrigation and Roads and
Buildings Departments were moved by minister Dharmana Prasada
Rao, who incidentally was on the firing line of the
Speaker Nadendla Manohar then adjourned the proceedings for
half an hour the second time.
With the Chief Minister engaged in campaigning for the
party candidates for the by-elections in seven constituencies,
the ministers were left to defend themselves.
But the ministers in question appeared defenceless in the
House what with the opposition continuing its sustained