YSR Congress boycotts AP session over ‘call money racket’

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Dec 21, 2015 12:40 IST
File photo of YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. (PTI Photo)

The Opposition YSR Congress on Monday decided to boycott the ongoing winter session of AP Legislative Assembly to protest against the House for not taking up the debate on the ‘call money racket’ and reviewing the suspension of party MLA RK Roja.

Opposition leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led his party members out of the House. The five-day winter session, which began on Thursday, has been rocked by opposition protests over the ‘call money racket’ issue.

Roja was suspended for one year last week for her allegedly unparliamentary comments against chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Legislative affairs minister Y Ramakrishnudu said the debate on ‘call money racket’ had already concluded. He also made it clear that there is no question of reviewing the suspension of Roja.

The ‘call money racket’ involves allegations of harassment of borrowers by private lenders who provide easy loans on call at exorbitant interest rates.

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