Will Approach Court Over Suspensions: Jana Reddy
Reacting to the TRS government expelling two Congress MLAs and suspending 11 others, Congress leader K Jana Reddy said the party would approach the courts.
Hyderabad | 13th March 2018
Finding fault with the state government for suspending him from the House, CLP leader K Jana Reddy called the decision atrocious, and alleged that the suspension of the Congress members from both the houses was an anti-Constitutional act.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Reddy said that the government had suspended almost all the Congress members fearing that they would expose the lacunae in the budget if they continued in the House. The government was doing this so that the people would not know the facts, and was also trying to ensure that the budget would be passed without any discussion, he alleged.
Describing the expulsion of Congress MLAs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar on Tuesday as a black day, Jana Reddy said that his party would take legal opinion on the issue.
He said asked why the TRS, which was lodging its protest in Parliament by entering the well repeatedly, was behaving differently in the Telangana Assembly.
Suppressing the voices of the Opposition parties was tantamount to killing democracy, he said, and said that the state government going against the traditions of Parliamentary rule.
The first day's issue took place in the House during the Governor's speech and so it was under the purview of Governor, who was the only one who could take a decision on the incidents, he opined. The Speaker could take decisions only on incidents that happened from today, he said. It was thus not correct on the part of the Speaker to expel some MLAs and suspend others from the House, he said.
He vowed that the Congress would wage a fight in the courts.
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