Roja was suspended for a year on grounds of unruly behaviour and misconduct in the House

YSRCPs Roja to miss assembly session as HC refuses to cancel suspensionFile photo: Facebook/Roja - YSR Congress Party
news Politics Friday, March 04, 2016 - 08:07

Efforts by YSRCP MLA from Andhra's Nagari constituency Roja to secure permission from the high court to attend the upcoming AP Assembly session scheduled on March 5 has yielded no result, the Times of India reported.

The leader filed an appeal seeking the cancellation of an order by the Assembly, which suspended Roja for a year on grounds of unruly behaviour and misconduct in the House. 

Senior counsel Indira Jaising, who appeared for Roja, was quoted by TOI as saying "The authorities can suspend a legislator from the Assembly only for one session and not for an entire year. They have not even furnished copies of her suspension so far."

In December last year, the legislative assembly session of Andhra Pradesh came to a complete halt as the opposition cornered TDP protesting against issues like the call money racket, which involved gangs giving loans to innocent women at high interest rates and forcing them into prostitution in some cases, to repay those loans. 

It was during the ensuing protest that the actor turned politician allegedly insulted chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and TDP MLA V Anitha.

During the session on the next day, Anitha broke down on the floor of the House, citing the 'abusive' remarks made by Roja following, which the speaker suspended Roja for a year.

Read: 'Will go to court against Speaker's decision, TDP's Anita is lying': Roja speaks to TNM

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