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TDP demands action on officers for violating Constitution

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (UNI) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs today met the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker K R Suresh Reddy and submitted a memorandum demanding action against officials who registered criminal cases against five of the party legislators ''for their performance in the Legislative Assembly.'' The legislators also demanded the immediate convening of the Assembly to discuss the ''extraordinary situation arising from the executive's interference into the affair, freedom and privilege of the legislature and to protect the sovereignity of the August House.'' They asked the Speaker to summon the ''delinquent officials and cause necessary enquiry to take appropriate action''.

They claimed the action of the officers against MLAs and submission of papers to the Speaker was gross violation of Articles 105 and 194 of the Constitution which provided for special freedom to the members of the House.

Neither the Irrigation Secretary nor the DGP, who initiated action on the suggestion of the former, had obtained any written permission from the Speaker before taking the action.

Narrating the events, the Legislators said the Principal Secretary to the Government, Irrigation and CAD Department had addressed a letter to the Director General of Police (DGP) requesting him to take action against five members of the TDP.

The DGP, in turn, instructed the CB-CID to launch prosecution under sections 469 and 120-B of the IPC against them. The memorandum, signed by 17 MLAs, was handed over to the Speaker by senior MLA Ch Rajeswara Rao.


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