YCP Ministers answerable on Council chaos: TDP MP

AMARAVATI: TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar on Friday asserted that the YCP Government to explain why over 16 Ministers attended and created unruly scenes in the AP Council without allowing the Chairman to conduct the House proceedings.

He demanded the Ministers to clarify why they were not seated in the House at their benches and tried to reach and attack TDP member Nara Lokesh who was very much present in his seat only throughout.

Addressing a press conference here, the TDP MP said over 18 Ministers attended the Council session while 16 of them were unqualified to be present because the subjects under debate were not concerned with them. This was nothing but an attack on the legislature and on the Constitutional institutions. Use of unparliamentary language against TDP members, Chairman and Deputy Chairman was an example of sheer political bankruptcy.

Mr. Ravindra Kumar said as per the Article 198 clause 5, the bills passed in Assembly should have to be introduced in the Council by the Ministers concerned for the bills to be considered deemed passed after 14 days. In this case, the bills were not introduced in the House at all as the ruling party Ministers created hurdles for the same. The YCP created this constitutional crisis with its own illogical and undemocratic activities.

The TDP MP appealed to AP Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan to intervene as the Head of the State in order to protect the rights of heads of constitutional bodies like the SEC. The MP said the Government has failed to implement the order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and also that of the Supreme Court of India with regard to the reinstatement of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner (SEC).

Mr. Ravindra Kumar told the Governor that the Supreme Court refused to give stay order twice on the restoration of Ramesh Kumar’s position but the YCP Government was trying to violate the courts’ orders and go on attacking the constitutional systems with an ulterior motive.

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