Andhra Pradesh Assembly was abruptly adjourned on Friday following uproar by Telugu Desam Party MLAs over remarks made by a Congress MLA against Leader of Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu.
Congress MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan, facing corruption and criminal intimidation charges, sought to defend himself during Zero Hour following allegations that he and his brother have evaded tax to the tune of Rs. 5 crore in sand quarrying.
The Congress MLA was reacting to a reference made against him by TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in the House yesterday.
Revanth quoted a report by the Vigilance and Enforcement Department on the misdeeds of the Congress MLA and demanded that a House Committee be appointed to inquire into the allegations.
While making a statement in his defence, Krishna Mohan made certain remarks against Chandrababu Naidu and referred to previous instances where the latter obtained stay from courts to stall proceedings into corruption cases.
“I have not obtained any stay order and am ready for any probe against myself and my brother,” the Congress MLA said.
The TDP MLAs, however, took serious exception to Krishna Mohan’s remarks against Chandrababu Naidu and stormed the Speaker’s podium.
Deputy Speaker Nadendla Manohar, who was in the Chair, asked the TDP MLAs to resume their seats and not to disturb the proceedings. As the din continued, Manohar adjourned the House till Tuesday.