The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is planning to move a privilege motion against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, accusing him of speaking lies on the floor of the Assembly.
On Thursday, as the debate on drought conditions in the state got heated, Jagan claimed that the TDP government did not release a single rupee to farmers, for interest-free loans. This triggered a row as the TDP denied the allegation and also accused the YSRCP of 'running away' after adjourning the Assembly before the opposition party could furnish records to back its argument.
“Jagan and his team are only focused on humiliating the opposition instead of learning the nuances of running the government. We will move a privilege motion against Jagan Mohan Reddy,” TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu was quoted as saying.
Naidu also demanded that Jagan must either quit or apologise to the people of the state, for lying on the floor of the House.
The TDP chief also pointed out to the incidents of violence being reported across the state. Last week, the TDP launched a toll-free number, in what it dubbed as a bid to 'safeguard' party workers and supporters who were allegedly being attacked by the YSRCP, across the state.
Parts of the state have been witnessing post-poll clashes between YSRCP and TDP workers for more than a month. Simultaneous elections to state Assembly and Lok Sabha were held on April 11 while the results were declared on May 23.
Even the day of the elections witnessed as many as 25 incidents of violence, which marred polling.
"We still have simmering issues emerging but we anticipate them not to be organised but localised. We will very soon contain them but as long exist they will cause disturbances in society," Director General of Police Gautam Sawang had said last month.