Who is in power, Mr. Yanamala?

By Gopal.T Feb. 04, 2020, 10:37 am IST
Who is in power, Mr. Yanamala?

The opposition TDP is trying to bulldoze its decision in the State Legislative Council, ignoring the very fact that the party was defeated and voted to seat in the Opposition.

Though the Legislative Council did not vote for constitution of select committees to look into the CRDA repeal bill and the decentralisation of administration and there was no resolution moved by the Opposition in the council for constitution of the select committee, the TDP is trying to have its word prevailed. Even though the committees are to be headed by the ministers concerned, the TDP wants to push forward its decision.

The TDP had already given its names and had collected the names from the BJP and the Progressive Democratic Front for the panels. While the ruling YSR Congress had refused to give the names, the TDP wants to go ahead with the available names. “If the Ministers are not willing to be part of the committee, one of the senior members in the available list will be named as chairman by the Council chairman,” said former minister and Opposition leader in the Council Yanamala Ramakrishnudu.

However, the move is seen as undemocratic with the Opposition party bulldozing its decision against the ruling party. The House (the Legislative Council) has to work as per the schedule given by the government, but in this case, the TDP is going ahead against all the rules and the practices, only to have a political advantage over the ruling YSR Congress.

Meanwhile, the officials in the AP Legislature are unaware of these moves from the TDP sitting in the Council chairman’s office. Though these arrangements are to be made by the staff, and the officials of the Legislature have refused to follow as the proposals have no validity because of the absence of voting and resolution in the council, the TDP is making the arrangements using its own office staff.

It is to be seen how the TDP would make its politically-motivated moves against the rules, even as the government is opposing and the Legislative Assembly had sent a resolution to the Parliament seeking dissolution of the Legislative Council.

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