Opposition disrupts Andhra Pradesh assembly over issues of crimes against women

Members of the opposition YSRC storming into the well, demanding that the Speaker give them an opportunity to explain the gravity of such crimes.

Published: 21st March 2017 11:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2017 11:39 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The issue of crimes against women in the State rocked the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with members of the opposition YSRC storming into the well, demanding that the Speaker give them an opportunity to explain the gravity of such crimes. The House was briefly adjourned twice during sessions following uproar by the opposiiton.

Home Minister N Chinnarajappa, during question hour, replied to the House saying that the government was taking measures to tackle the menace of crimes against women.

YSRC MLA Giddi Eeswari then sought to know what action the government had taken against Dendulur TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar for attacking Munsunuru Tahsildar Vanajakshi in July 2015. Eeswari also wanted to know what the government had done in the wake of B.Architecture student Rishiteswari's suicide in Acharya Nagarjuna University in July 2015, among other crimes against women.

At this point, Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao asked the MLA to pose her question but when Eeswari continued with her speech, Rao cut her off following which the opposition stormed into the well.

Reacting to Giddi Eeswari’s allegations of attacking Tahsildar Vanajakshi, Dendulur MLA Prabhakar dared opposition leaders to prove the charges against him. 

If you have the guts, come to my constituency as a committee and inquire the charges against me. If I am proved guilty I will quit politics, he challenged the opposition.

Chintamaneni Prabhakar also made severe allegations against YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and termed him an emperor of corruption. With YSRC members raising slogans and remaining in the well, the Speaker briefly adjourned the session.

The House had earlier been adjourned for 10 minutes when YSRC MLAs sought to move an adjournment motion to facilitate the House taking up a debate on drought, immediately after the commencement of the day's proceedings.

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