‘Roja’s supension’ report submitted to Speaker Kodela

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Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao on Saturday revealed that he had received the report from deputy speaker Mandali Budha Prasad committee, which studied the issue of suspension of YSR Congress MLA Roja for one year.

Talking to media, he said action will be taken as per the rules of the House. Speaker will put the action, the committee recommended, to the approval of the House in the budget session after the passage of the budget. Buddha Prasad committee had been appointed to study the circumstances that led to the suspension of YSR Congress MLA RK Roja for one year. The government moved the suspension motion following her objectionable and abusive language against ruling party woman MLA in Assembly in the previous session. The fact finding committee is said to have recommended the action against the MLA for her behavior which it felt certainly lowered the dignity of the House and brought dispute the legislature. Roja is said to have used objectionable language against chief minister Chandrababu Naidu as well.

The committee was set up following the suspension of Roja on December 22, 2015 when the house witnessed unprecedented pandemonium. But, YSR Congress maintained that opposition members resorted to obstructing the house when the treasury benched had provoked them. The party however, raised the leakage of uncensored clippings of live proceedings and sought action. The opposition party also challenged the speaker decision to suspend the member for one year stating that speaker had no authority to suspend any member beyond the current session.

Later speaker appointed the committee to examine the whole gamut of issues that led to the suspension .

The committee had it final meeting yesterday and submitted the report to the speaker today. The committee has beside Buddha Prasad, T Sravan Kumar (TDP), Vishnukumar Raju (BJP) and G Srinkanth Reddy as members. According to sources, the committee is said to have found strong ground for the action taken against Roja.

Many other names from Opposition party are also said to have come in for the scrutiny of the committee. While TDP and BJP members affixed their signature on the report, the YSR Congress member Srikanth Reddy has submitted a dissent note.

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