Power tariff hike rocks Assembly

After a lull of three days, the Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday. With Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao rejecting an adjournment motion tabled by YSR Congress seeking a discussion on the proposed hike in power tariff, the Opposition members created a rumpus leading to adjournment of the House twice.

As soon as the House assembled at 9 a.m, the YSRC members moved the adjournment motion. As the Speaker took up the questions, the Opposition members moved into the well of the House and raised slogans demanding withdrawal of the power tariff hike.

Legislative Affairs Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu urged the agitating members to resume their seats as the government was prepared to make a statement after the question hour was over.

“Don’t stall the proceedings. Government is voluntarily coming forward to make a statement. Participate in the debate,” Mr. Ramakrishnudu urged the agitating members.

Labour Minister K. Atchannaidu said everyone thought there would be some ‘change’ in YSRC members after staying away from the House for three days. BJP member P. Vishnu Kumar Raju said in the absence of the YSRC members the proceedings of the House lacked ‘spice’ and urged Leader of Opposition Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy not to stall the proceedings.

“I am also against the power tariff hike”, he said. As the YSRC members continued to protest, Mr. Ramakrishnudu said the Opposition members had come with a scheme to get suspended. Social Welfare Minister R. Kishore Babu wondered if they had any concern for the common man.

When there was no let up in the commotion, the Speaker adjourned the House for 10 minutes at 9.30 a.m.

When it met half an hour later, the House was again adjourned within 10 minutes as the Opposition members stormed into the well and stuck to their demand for immediate discussion on the subject.

Opposition members have come to House with a scheme to get suspended. - R. Kishore Babu Minister for Social Welfare

After a lull of three days, the Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday. With Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao rejecting an adjournment motion tabled by YSR Congress seeking a discussion on the proposed hike in power tariff, the Opposition members created a rumpus leading to adjournment of the House twice.

As soon as the House assembled at 9 a.m, the YSRC members moved the adjournment motion. As the Speaker took up the questions, the Opposition members moved into the well of the House and raised slogans demanding withdrawal of the power tariff hike.

Legislative Affairs Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu urged the agitating members to resume their seats as the government was prepared to make a statement after the question hour was over.

“Don’t stall the proceedings. Government is voluntarily coming forward to make a statement. Participate in the debate,” Mr. Ramakrishnudu urged the agitating members.

Labour Minister K. Atchannaidu said everyone thought there would be some ‘change’ in YSRC members after staying away from the House for three days. BJP member P. Vishnu Kumar Raju said in the absence of the YSRC members the proceedings of the House lacked ‘spice’ and urged Leader of Opposition Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy not to stall the proceedings.

“I am also against the power tariff hike”, he said. As the YSRC members continued to protest, Mr. Ramakrishnudu said the Opposition members had come with a scheme to get suspended. Social Welfare Minister R. Kishore Babu wondered if they had any concern for the common man.

When there was no let up in the commotion, the Speaker adjourned the House for 10 minutes at 9.30 a.m.

When it met half an hour later, the House was again adjourned within 10 minutes as the Opposition members stormed into the well and stuck to their demand for immediate discussion on the subject.

Opposition members have come to House with a scheme to get suspended.

R. Kishore Babu

Minister for Social Welfare

House adjourned twice as YSRC insists on immediate debate


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