TDP apologises for MLA's conduct

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Hyderabad, Mar 10 (UNI) The Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today tendered an unconditional appology for its Member Yerrabilli Dayakara Rao's unruly behaviour in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly today.

Trouble began this morning when Marketing Minister Botsa Satyanarayana was answering a question from TDP Members P Keshav and Balarama Krishna Murty on remunerative prices for cotton, chilli and maize crops.

At this point, Mr Dayakara Rao rose to ask a supplementary and started narrating at length how the former TDP Government came to the rescue of cotton farmers and the present's government failure to help them.

Speaker K R Suresh Reddy asked the MLA to confine his speech to his question and directed the Minister to give his response.

An agitated Mr Rao rushed into the well of the House shouting at the top of his voice, drawing a stern warning from the Speaker who asked him to resume his seat. Meanwhile, Congress members also rose to protest against Mr Rao's behaviour.

Legislative Affairs Minister K Rosaiah strongly protested against the TDP member's conduct, which was tantamount to an attack on the Speaker's authority and asked TDP Senior Leader Devender Goud and Former Speaker Yanamala Rama Krishnudu to advise their colleague to tender apology failing which he would urge the Speaker to name the member.

Intervening, Mr Ch Rajeswara Rao (TDP) tendered an unconditional appology to the Speaker on behalf of his party and said the member had only become emotional and had no intention to belittle the Speaker's authority.

Later, Mr Rao also apologised and said he held the post of the Speaker in high esteem.


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