TDP forces adjournment in AP Legislative Council
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council was adjourned for the day following demands by Opposition to discuss alleged irregularities in investments made in the media group owned by former Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative
Council was adjourned for the day on Monday following demands by
Opposition TDP members to discuss alleged irregularities in
investments made in the media group owned by former Congress
MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Citing media reports and the communication reportedly
issued by the I-T department over the matter, the TDP members,
led by Opposition leader Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, sought a debate
on the issue.
However, minister V Vasant Kumar pointed out that the
concerned parties were not present in the House and that it is
not the right time to discuss the issue.
As the TDP members continued with their demand, Council
Chairman A Chakrapani adjourned the House for 15 minutes.
The TDP members did not relent even after the House
reassembled after the break.
Veerabhadra Rao said they do not intend to make any
allegation against Jagan but sought to know whether power was
misused to favour somebody, who in turn, invested in the media
group owned by the Kadapa MP.
Pointing out that there were allegations of corruption
and irregularities against TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu too,
Vasant Kumar said the I-T department is not in the purview of
the state government.
The Council Chairman told the TDP members to raise the
issue in a different form which, he said, he will examine.
The TDP members, however, raised slogans demanding that a
Joint Legislative Committee be constituted to go into the
Pointing out that the House is not in order, the Chairman
adjourned the House for the day.