AP Assembly’s Rocky Start, Controversy Strikes Again

AP Assembly Session kicked off with intense drama as anticipated. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Rebel MLAs vehemently protested against the alleged illegal arrest of Chandrababu Naidu. They urgently called for the house to address this issue, but the treasury benches appeared reluctant to engage.

Accusing the government of bias in media coverage, some TDP leaders resorted to recording videos with their mobile phones. Minister Ushasri Charan raised a complaint with Speaker Tammineni Sriram, who, in a moment of frustration, was captured on camera referring to a TDP member as a ‘Useless Fellow.’ This incident has since gone viral on social media, sparking widespread public criticism for the Speaker’s apparent partiality, contrary to the neutral role expected of him.

In another contentious moment, Tammineni inadvertently referred to YSR Congress MLAs as ‘Manavallu,’ a breach of decorum that quickly spread across social media. Regrettably, such incidents are not new for Tammineni, as he has been similarly embroiled in controversies in previous sessions.

Amidst the turmoil, the Speaker imposed suspensions on fourteen TDP MLAs and two YSR Congress Rebel MLAs. While MLAs Sridhar Reddy, Anagani Satya Prasad, and Payyavula Keshav were suspended for the entire session, the remaining legislators faced one-day suspensions.