Targeted For Speaking Up

  • Government’s vengeance towards opposition leaders
  • Readiness of YSRCP leaders for anything to get SCS
  • No fear for TDP’s threats
  • YSRCP’s fight on behalf of people
  • YSRCP MLAs slam the Government

HyderabadAssembly privilege committee took up
inquiry on the MLAs who questioned in the assembly during the last sessions about
special category status. Among the 12 MLAs who had received notices from the
privilege committee, Korumutla Srinivasulu, Dadisetty Raja, Jaggireddy and
Rachamallu Siva Prasad Reddy presented themselves in front of the committee
today, while the others stated personal reasons for their absence.

The committee is going to find out the opinions of MLAs Pinnelli Ramakrishna
Reddy (Macharla), Alla Ramakrishna Reddy (Mangalagiri), Budi Muthyala Naidu
(Madugula), M.Sunil Kumar (Poothalapattu) and Kambala Jogulu (Rajam) on
Wednesday. TDP is degrading the honour of the assembly by suppressing the voice
of the opposition that is fighting in demand of the sanction of special
category status. It is vengefully trying to hinder people’s problems from
coming to discussion in the assembly.

Is it wrong to fight for
SCS?: Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy

MLA Peddireddy
Ramachandra Reddy questioned the Government if it was wrong to fight for the
special category status that was the right of the people of AP. Speaking to the
media after privilege committee inquiry, he reminded that YSRCP had only
peacefully protested in demand for discussion on special category status in the
last assembly sessions and that the MLAs had not, in any way, hindered the
duties of the speaker of the assembly or other employees or MLAs of the house.
Complaining that the Government had vengefully sent notices to the opposition
party MLAs, he mentioned that he had given explanation to the privilege
committee about what had happened on the day. Peddireddy also made it clear that
they would continue to fight on behalf of people irrespective of any disturbances
created on the way and added that they would not bend to any kind of threats.

People’s opinion is
ultimate: Rachamallu Siva Prasad Reddy

Five crore people of AP
state were waiting for the sanction of special category status and their
opinion and wish was ultimate for YSRCP, mentioned the party’s MLA Rachamallu
Siva Prasad Reddy. Declaring his readiness to take any punishment for the sake
of achievement of SCS for the state, he stated that they had only demanded for
discussion regarding SCS in the assembly, as he spoke to the media after
attending the privilege committee meeting. He criticised that the privilege
committee had targeted them as per CM Chandrababu’s instructions to file cases per
PD act. Rachamallu said that the Government seemed to be under the impression
that others would be scared if some of the MLAs were suspended and would stop
fighting. He specified that nobody had violated the assembly’s privilege and
that they had only stressed on the fact that the future of lakhs of people of
the state lay in the sanction of special category status. Rachamallu remarked
that privilege committee’s existence was actually to protect the rights of the
MLAs, but not to punish those who fought for a good cause.

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