AP CM asks MLAs to take oath on "better behaviour" in Assembly

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Hyderabad, Nov 4 (UNI) In the wake of criticism from all political parties that ''personnal allegations'' and ''mud slinging'' were the order of the day during previous Assembly sessions, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today asked his party MLAs to take an oath in the House tomorrow, promising ''better behaviour'' and smooth conduct of proceedings.

In a release here, Dr Reddy said the MLAs, before the beginning of Winter session tomorrow, should take the oath-- ''I would obey the orders of Speaker and restrict myself from entering into the Speaker's podium. I would assist the House in smooth conduct of proceedings and discussions''.

Directing government Chief Whip Kirankumar Reddy to provide all necessary material to the MLAs when the discussions were on, he said the government was ready to accept good suggestions and open to constructive criticism from all political parties on any issue.

Stating that the government was committed to provide a remunerative price of Rs 1000 for paddy per quintal, he said steps would be taken to set up a nodal agency for the welfare of SC and ST communities after deliberating the issue with all political parties.

UNI

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