Initiate action against turncoats

Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party has said that AP Assembly Speaker has to upkeep the decorum of the Chair and upkeep parliamentary democracy instead of Opposition being blamed for not participating in the House proceedings.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, YSRCP MLA G Srikanth Reddy reiterated that they would keep away from the assembly session unless action is initiated against the turncoats, 

"We affirm that we are not boycotting the assembly sessions and are very much in favour of attending the proceedings but the Speaker should initiate action against the turncoats who moved to treasury benches. When our Party MLA RK Roja was suspended and the issue was taken to courts, the same Speaker has ruled that the courts cannot dictate terms to the legislature and the Speaker need not abide by the court directive and to that matter the Speaker’s ruling cannot be challenged in a court of law. When it comes to the action against the 21 MLAs who crossed floor, the same Speaker tells that the matter was in courts and this is not in concord with the high office he is holding as the double standards stands exposed," Srikanth Reddy said.

"We moved the court on the grounds of disqualification for switching sides and the Speaker was approached and there was no action from his side. If the Speaker initiates action against the defectors we will attend the assembly from tomorrow. Instead the ruling party has been accusing us of running away from the assembly and the Chief Minister commenting that the state should become like Singapore where there is no Opposition is against the value system of parliamentary democracy. We have been pleading to take action against the defectors since long but no action was taken," he added.
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