CM, Naidu spar in Andhra House
The proceedings in AP assembly reached a nadir on Monday, when Chief Minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy did not hesitate to hurl abuses on the leader of the opposition and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
“I will expose all your misdeeds in such a way that you will repent having come out of your mother’s womb,” Reddy allegedly said. “I will wash you out,” he further added.
The chief minister’s controversial remarks against Naidu came during a heated debate on the iron ore mining lease in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh to Obulapuram Mining Corporation (OMC) owned by a suspended BJP MLC G. Janardhan Reddy from Karnataka, who is alleged to be close to chief minister.
Naidu charged the Congress government in the state favouring the OMC in awarding the contracts without going through the due tendering process. The TDP has been agitating on the mining lease issue for quite some time and its legislators went on a tour of the mining area on Saturday.
However, the police did not allow them get anywhere closer by imposing section 144 and arrested all the leaders.
Even as an angry Naidu and TDP legislators stood up to protest, Dr Reddy repeated the remark. This enraged the TDP members to rush towards the Speaker’s podium, demanding an apology from the chief minister.
At this stage, the chief minister clarified that if he had spoken anything unparliamentary about his predecessor, the same should be expunged from the records.
But the TDP members demanded nothing short of an unconditional apology from him. As the House witnessed uproarious scenes, with the TDP members spilling into the well of the House, Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy adjourned the sitting till evening. When the House re-assembled at 4.30 p.m., the TDP members again raised a ruckus against the chief minister’s remark and insisted on his apology. The TDP members were once again suspended from the House for the day.