In another drawback for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) Mr. Tammineni Sitaram, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker suspended 14 TDP Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from day’s session.
According to sources, the TDP MLAs were disturbing the budget session proceedings and were creating a ruckus, despite warnings from the Assembly speaker. The TDP MLAs started interfering immediately after finance minister Mr. Buggana Rajendranath Reddy began his budget speech. Soon, the TDP MLAs rushed before the podium and threw pieces of budget papers. Although Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and Mr. Tammineni Siraram asked TDP leaders to maintain decorum, the TDP MLAs did not listen, following which they were suspended.
Moreover, the finance minister Mr. Buggana moved the resolution and Speaker suspended 14 MLAs for day’s session.
Later, speaking to media persons on Assembly premises, the suspended MLAs flayed the budget describing it as nothing but cheating. They said the government failed to allocate funds for the 54 corporations meant for backward classes. The TDP legislators said the government spent only Rs 4,000 crore towards irrigation sector though Rs 12,000 crore was allocated in previous budget. The TDP MLAs alleged that they were suspended from the House when they were questioning the government on its failure.
TDP MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary said the government has been making false claim of 14% GDP growth only to get new loans though the state GDP growth stands at 7%. He said that the government is not in a position to mention the subsidies given to attract industries. He said the YSRCP government dragged state deep into debts. MLA Nimmala Ramanaidu said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy failed to get the Polavaram dam diaphragm wall repaired but at the same claiming on protecting welfare of farmers and priority to farm sector.
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