The Telangana House speaker suspended 2 TDP MLAs for interrupting the governor’s address in the Assembly.
Two MLAs of Opposition Telugu Desam Party were suspended on Saturday from the Telangana Legislative Assembly for the remainder of the Budget session for apparently interrupting the Governor’s address to the State Legislature.
The main Opposition parties Congress, BJP and CPI(M) walked out in disapproval after their appeals for reconsidering the suspension of TDP members A Revanth Reddy and S Venkata Veeraiah–was not accepted.
On the first day of the Budget session, Governor E S L Narasimhan addressed a joint sitting of the Legislature and his speech was allegedly disturbed due to sloganeering by these two TDP members.
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As the House met for the day, Speaker S Madhusudanachary said he had pleased to the members of legislators to follow high values of dignity and decency and there are instructions to this effect as well.
It is not good on the part of the TDP members to conduct themselves otherwise, he said.
It was decided in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) to run the House as per good standards of Parliamentary practices and that the Speaker had also made a request, Legislative Affairs minister T Harish Rao said it is sore that the two TDP members raised slogans during the Governor’s speech.
Later, the suspension of the two TDP members was announced by the Speaker.
Calling the suspension “undemocratic”, The Leaders of Opposition Congress K Jana Reddy. BJP leader G Kishan Reddy appealed for reconsidering the suspension of the TDP members.
Observing that the TDP members expressed themselves by sitting in their chairs and also the protest was peaceful as compared to previous situations.
The Legislative Affairs minister said the suspended members should apologise for their action.