The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday alleged that Legislative Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao was behaving like a ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) member and served a no-confidence notice to him.
"The Speaker is frequently going to the rescue of the ruling party Ministers and MLAs while denying opportunity to the Opposition to raise issues relating to the people," YSRCP leader Sujaya Krishna Ranga Rao told The Hindu.
The delegation of YSRCP MLAs are reported to have submitted the notice to Legislature secretary K. Satyanarayana Rao as the Speaker was not in the office and asserted that it had required strength to ensure that a debate was allowed on the no-trust motion in the House.
"The legislature party, has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Speaker as the way the Assembly proceedings were conducted were not impartial and were one sided. Our party has taken strong objection to the style of functioning of the Speaker and we have to take the unfortunate decision to move the no-confidence motion. We earlier also thought of moving the motion but gave a second thought assuming the proceedings would go on smoothly but things did not improve and went from bad to worse," deputy floor leader of YSRCP Jyothula Nehru had earlier told reporters.
The party, also questioned the suspension of its members and said it would take a legal route. It was also hopeful that the Speaker would allow the debate on the motion within two weeks.