YS Jaganmohan Reddy announced that his party has lost confidence in the Speaker.

Andhra Speaker working on behest of Naidu YSRC to move no-confidence motion
news Politics Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:46

The YSR Congress Party on Thursday decided to move a no-confidence motion against Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasad Rao.

Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy announced that his party will move the motion as they have lost confidence in the Speaker.

He alleged that the Speaker is working only at the behest of the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

The lone opposition party took the decision after a bitter war of words between the two sides over the alleged involvement of Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao in the purchase of Agri Gold properties.

Jagan alleged that Rao's wife bought the properties even after the probe began into allegations against the company for cheating depositors.

The YSRCP chief said the ruling party diverted the topic to shield its minister, adding that the Speaker had lost the trust and respect of the opposition.

He said the speaker was running the house as per the directions of Naidu.

The Assembly has been witnessing tense scenes ever since the present session started in Andhra’s new capital Amaravati.

Earlier this week, women legislators of the TDP and YSRC nearly came to blows near the media point, as there was heavy pushing and jostling between the two groups to snatch mikes from each other.

The assembly security personnel intervened to control the situation.

IANS inputs

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