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TDP stalls proceedings in AP house, house adjourned

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Hyderabad, Mar 17 (UNI) The opposition Telugu Desam Party today stalled the proceedings of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for some time demanding that Panel Speaker B Vedavyas allow its Legislature Party Deputy Leader N Janardhan Reddy to reply to charges levelled by Samajwadi Party Member D K Aruna.

As Mr Vedavyas asked Mr Jeevan Reddy (Cong) to speak after Ms Aruna, an associate member of the Congress, who alleged that Mr Janardhan Reddy's son worked for a well known contractor, TDP members rushed to the well of the House and asked how she could make the allegation without giving prior notice and wanted Mr Reddy to be allowed clarify his position.

The trouble started after Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that ruling partymen were threatening the contractor for the Netampadu project and wanted the Chief Minister to control them.

Ms Aruna claimed that the TDP was making baseless allegations against the irrigation initiative in a bid to stall them.

Coming to her defence, Legislative Affairs Minister K Rosaiah said she had not mentioned the initial of Janardhan Reddy and the reference might not be to the TDP leader.

After Mr Reddy denied the charge, the Panel Speaker adjourned the house for the day even as Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy rose to make a point.

UNI SM AA VD DS1607

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