Andhra Speaker suspends entire opposition

Hyderabad, Dec. 18 (ANI): In an unprecedented development, Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Shivaprasada Rao on Friday suspended the entire opposition, including its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, from attending further proceedings till the discussion on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was over.

The Government wanted a discussion over the constitutional spirit as part of year-long celebrations on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar on the lines of Parliament.

The speaker suspended 58 YSR Congress Party members who have been disrupting the proceedings since Thursday, demanding for an immediate discussion on the controversial ‘Call Money’ issue.

Demanding an immediate discussion over Call Money issue, in which the alleged links between political leaders and money lenders was exposed, opposition leaders stalled assembly proceedings for the second consecutive day.

Following an adjournment, and taking cognisance of a proposal of Finance Minister Ramakrishnudu, the Speaker suspended all opposition members. (ANI)

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