Yet another controversy erupted in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday morning, with the YSRCP alleging that TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and son Nara Lokesh had manhandled and verbally abused marshalls standing at one of the entrances to the Assembly.
On Thursday, Naidu had complained about the behaviour of the marshalls in the Assembly, alleging that they had prevented the former Chief Minister from entering the premises and behaved rudely with him. On Friday, CM Jagan alleged that it was TDP leaders who had misbehaved with the marshall and a video clip of the incident was played out in the Assembly, where Lokesh is seen shouting at a marshall. Jagan also alleged that Naidu had used the word âbastardâ while raising his voice at the marshall blocking the gate. However, TDP has said that Naidu in fact said 'no question' and YSRCP was deliberately misinterpreting the same.
Y'day I was humiliated at the behest of @ysjagan when Marshalls tried to stop me from entering the assembly premises for no reason. While I said âNo Questionâ during the scuffle, YCP is shamelessly lying that I spoke an unparliamentary word! May God save AP from these criminals!! pic.twitter.com/M6OkOghswPâ N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) December 13, 2019
On Thursday morning, the TDP had led a protest near the fire station in Amaravati, close to the Legislature Complex. The opposition party was protesting a controversial order by the government which empowers bureaucrats to sue media houses.
âHe (Naidu) shouldâve entered by Gate 2. Instead, he tried to walk in through the wrong gate along with a huge procession. The employee was simply doing his duty. As per protocol, he was trying to ensure only members are allowed to enter and not the entire crowd. The video shows who had behaved rudely. Chandrababu Naidu called the marshall âb***ardâ,â Jagan alleged.
Naidu denied that he abused the marshall and lashed out at Jagan for uttering the word in the House, stating that it was inappropriate.
The TDP has written to the Speaker seeking action against the Chief Minister for saying the inappropriate word, for making false, defamatory accusations against the Leader of the Opposition and for distracting the house.