Blame Game over Stalling Assembly Proceedings - The New Indian Express

Blame Game over Stalling Assembly Proceedings

Published: 20th December 2013 10:26 AM

Last Updated: 20th December 2013 10:26 AM

After successfully stalling the House on the last day of the winter session, lawmakers from both the regions started the blame game and accused each other for not allowing the House to function.

While TDP and BJP members from Telangana  blamed Congress and YSRC of colluding with each other and stalling the House. Seemandhra members of YSRC and TDP blamed chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Speaker Nadendla Manohar of not allowing the House to function.

Accusing chief minister of betraying the people of Seemandhra region, YSRC member Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said that the chief minister who claimed that he would stop the T-Bill and send it back was now facilitating the process of bifurcation. “Kiran Reddy had said that though he was not able to stop the Cyclone Phailin he would definitely stop the T-Bill. Now after seeing his drama people of the state have realised that Kiran was actually a cat in the disguise of a tiger who was pretending to be a champion of Samikyandhra but in reality he was a humble servant of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and was doing whatever he was being told to do,’’ he alleged.

He said that his leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy was trying to halt the process of state bifurcation and was meeting chief ministers and political heads to garner their support and on the other hand Kiran and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu were helping the Centre in going ahead with the process.

TDP MLA Dhulipalla Narendra likened Kiran to a tiger in the circus, which follows the commands of master without a roar.  Accusing the Congress of trying to buy 100 MLAs of Seemandhra, he said his party would not remain a mute spectator and would expose the secret agenda of the Congress.

TRS members T Harish Rao and KT Ramarao alleged that the Seemandhra leaders were playing double game and were misleading the people. “They do not allow discussion on T-Bill in the House and again blame the Speaker for not allowing discussion in the House. They themselves were demanding discussion on T-Bill and were also opposing it,’’ they alleged.

Accusing the Speaker for following the instructions of chief minister and Chandrababu Naidu, KT Rama Rao said Manohar should take a cue from the Lok Sabha Speaker Meera Kumar, who despite opposition was successfully able to pass the Lokpal Bill.

CPI members G Mallesh and K Sambasiva Rao also criticised the Seemandhra members for stalling the House. They said by not discussing the Bill the members from the Seemandhra were actually doing injustice to the people of their region.

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