Restore YSR portrait in Assembly: YSRCP

Taking strong objection for convening the General Purpose Meeting ratifying the decision to removing the portrait from the assembly lounge, YSR Congress has demanded that Speaker the TDP Government to restore the portrait as it was an unfair practice to take such unilateral decisions.

“The meeting was convened at a time when our party was scheduled to hold a dharna at New Delhi seeking special status and the number of members from our party included in the Committee is not in proportion to our strength in the Assembly,’ Party MLA G Srikanth Reddy told reporters here on Tuesday.

The decision taken to remove the portrait is undemocratic and is a provocative act which is aimed at skipping the discussion on public issues in the ensuing assembly session as they expect that the proceedings would be disrupted and this issue would dominate the session.

“It is unfair on part of the TDP to remove the portrait as YSR was the only Chief Minster to die while in office that too while he was going to attend an official programme. Former Lok Sabha Speaker GMC Balayogi, who also died while in office, was adequately honored by giving his name to the library.

NTR portrait is placed in the Parliament, though he was never a member of either of the houses. It is only a matter giving respect to the departed souls and the Speaker should take initiative and reverse the decision and restore the portrait,” he said. (INN)