AP CM blames Oppn for 'anarchy' in Legislature

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Hyderabad, Nov 7 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today blamed the Opposition parties for adjournment of the State Assembly without any fruitful discussion.

''Instead of using the House for debates, the Opposition parties are disrupting the proceedings to gain cheap publicity and distorting facts to gain political mileage,'' he told reporters here.

Dr Reddy opined that suspension of any Legislator for disruption of proceedings should be taken only as the last resort to avoid any ''Constitutional crisis'' if a particular Bill was not passed.

Though the Government was serious in conducting the proceedings of the House in an orderly manner, the main Opposition TDP was bent upon creating uproar and instigating other Opposition parties also, the Chief Minister alleged.

Complimenting Speaker K R Suresh Reddy for trying his best to restore order in the House, he claimed that the Opposition members were not heeding the pleas of the Speaker. ''It is fortunate that the State has an young and mature Speaker, who shows maximum restraint with a view to conducting the House in an orderly manner.'' ''In a Democracy, it is the responsibility of both the Government and the Opposition to ensure smooth conduct of the House to discuss various problems concerning the people,'' Dr Reddy said, adding that the Government was striving to highlight the welfare programmes it had taken up for the people through discussions in the Legislature.

While the Opposition was free to point out any mistakes, the Government was not hestitating to adopt any innovative programmes implemented by any other State, he added.

Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu had not responded to his offer to visit other states to compare developmental and welfare programmes as he would get ''exposed'', he claimed.


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