Assembly session was meaningless: YS Jagan

Hyderabad, Dec 23: Lambasting the TDP
Government for its arrogant approach in the Assembly by pushing the issues of
public interest to the back seat and resorting to bashing of opposition party
to divert the burning issues, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the session
has lost its meaning and purpose.

‘With the burning issue of Call Money
cum sex racket not being allowed to come up for discussion by pressing in
diversionary tactics, TDP government has pulled the wind out of the sails of
assembly session and it has lost its way in bashing opposition party and the
undue suspension of our party MLA RK Roja,’ the Leader of Opposition told
reporters here on Wednesday.

Though there are many issues to be discussed
the session was curtailed to only five days and the Call Money cum sex racket
was not brought for discussion as the key players were closely associated with
TDP leaders and many ruling party functionaries were part of the racket.

Chandrababu Naidu has contended that
there is no proof of the involvement of TDP leaders while we have shown the
photos published. Call Money was abbreviated as CM or in the pronouncing form
as Ka. Ma. It was a widely used abbreviation and many people used it while they
suspended only Roja as they have targeted her, he said.

The cover-up bid came to the fore by
bring up issues which were not in the agenda on one hand and government has
made every attempt to dilute the issue and project it as an ordinary issue of
money lending leaving behind the heinous crime of sex racket which was going on
in the garb of call money, he said.

On the first day the ruling party has
said that the house will have a discussion on dalits though it was not in the
agenda and Chandrababu Naidu has never celebrated historic dates of Dr Ambedkar
earlier. By that time our Party had already given a notice for discussion on
the Call Money cum sex racket.

‘On the next day it was suspension of
Roja for one year and no provision in the rule book justifies the period of
suspension. When I tried to raise a point of order, I was not given the mike.
We wanted to establish the links between the TDP leaders and the Call Money
operators and fearing that, the diversion tactics were employed,’ the Leader of
Opposition said.

There were severe disruptions on the
first day and on the second day, it was said that the issue was closed despite
our contention that TDP leaders were involved in the racket. Most of the
assembly time was used to bash YSR Congress, Jagan and Roja.

“It is not a good parliamentary practice
to pass the Bills without Opposition Party being present in the House. We
boycotted the session when the treasury benches did not allow a discussion on
the Call Money racket and revoke the suspension of Roja. The Government has
introduced eight bills and passed five of them. This is not in good taste,’ he

The double standards of Chandrababu
Naidu has come to the fore when he raised a hue and cry on bauxite mining while
he was in opposition and gave a GO allowing the mining after he came to power.
Large extents of land were allocated by the Government to the kin and favoured
few at throwaway prices while the cost of sand has leapfrogged many times. The
liquor policy is faulty and is useful only for the traders.The governance has
gone for a toss and assembly session was curtailed and many such issues could
not be taken up,’ he said.

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