YSR Congress party is most likely to boycott the ensuing winter session of the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly commencing on November 10. The session is likely to last 10 days.
At an emergency meeting held by YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at Lotus Pond office in Hyderabad, several senior leaders pointed out to the unilateral decision of the Chandrababu Naidu government in holding the session at a time when Jagan would be in the initial stages of padayatra.
“Obviously, it is the conspiracy of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to divert the attention of the people from Jagan’s padayatra,” the YSRC leaders felt.
Initially Jagan felt that the party MLAs should attend the assembly session and since he would be in his padayatra, senior MLA Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy would act as like the party’s floor leader in the assembly.
However, many party leaders felt that there is no point in attending the assembly since the government would anyway not allow the opposition members raise public issues and would not give them mike to speak in the House.
“It will be just a waste of time. Instead, the party MLAs would seriously participate in the padayatra and galavanise the people,” they said.
Alternatively, the party leaders suggested that the YSRC MLAs should attend the house only if the ruling Telugu Desam Party seeks the resignations of the all the defected MLAs including the four who joined the Chandrababu Naidu cabinet.
A final decision on whether the MLAs should attend the assembly session or not would be taken at the YSRC legislature party meeting to be held on October 26.