YSRCP demands Speaker’s resignation

June 21: Demanding the resignation of Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela
Siva Prasada Rao for his declaration of the high volume of amount spent for
winning the Sattenapalli seat, YSR Congress has said that Election Commission
should take up the case suo motu for breach of election code of conduct.

 ‘Kodela Siva
Prasada Rao has confessed in an interview to a television channel that he has
spent Rs 11.50 crores to win the Sathunapalli seat, where he could get a
majority of  924 votes, and the Election code does not permit to spend
such a huge amount for an assembly election,’ party PAC member Ambati Rambabu
told reporters here on Tuesday.

 There is no
need for any case or investigation as the incumbent has confessed that he has
spent the amount which is many times more that the stipulated sum and we demand
that he quit the post immediately on moral grounds.

 Failing which
we will write to the Election Commission to take up the case suo motu as the
breach of election code has been blatant. We will also explore other options to
put the record straight, he said.

 As he has
spent such a whopping amount, his family is in a hurry to plough back the money
and is resorting to large scale corruption in both Sattenaplalli and
Narsaraopet assembly constituencies. His family members have been involved in
irregularities in construction of toilets and cremation grounds as well.

 They are also
using police to settle civil disputes and his son is involved in land grabbing,
he said. 

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