YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy criticized the sudden decision of AP Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasada Rao to hold the meeting of the “Committee on General Purposes”.
In a letter to the Speaker, Jagan said this was a devious plan to divert the attention of the House from the real issues. In his hard-hitting letter, Jagan said the date was fixed in such a manner that YSRCP MLAs would be away at Delhi for the dharna for special status to AP. Of the 25 invitees, only three were from the YSRCP and the rest were from the ruling TDP, he pointed out.
He further pointed out that the Committee on General Purposes has never met in the last 12 years and the TDP as an Opposition had never demanded for the convening of the meet. “The government deliberately removed YSR’s photo from the Assembly lobby and was trying to sidetrack the real issues,” he said. He also said the YSRCP would raise the issue of “Cash-for-Vote” scam and the deaths at Pushkar Ghat in Rajahmundry and the illegal sand smuggling, besides several other issues. He also wanted the government to spell out the agenda of the meeting first. (NSS)