It was all giving back to the Telugu Desam Party in the Assembly by the ruling YSR Congress. The ruling party MLAs, both in the Assembly and Council, were trying to give back what the TDP had given them in the last five years. It appears as if the YSR Congress leaders are in a hurry to hit back at the TDP, trying to snub the opposition and bulldoze the House.
While chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy claimed and promised a different politics, no sign of such difference is found when it comes to the Assembly. The YSR Congress MLAs are on the attacking mode to prevent the Opposition TDP from making any issue on the floor of the House.
However, R K Roja, the YSR Congress MLA from Nagari, appeared to be somewhat different from the rest of her folks. She had said that the women in the State have cursed the TDP and were the cause of the TDP’s defeat in the election. She spoke in the Assembly on Monday in motion of thanks to the Governor, where she tried to draw difference between the TDP government in the past and the YSR Congress government now.
She said that the TDP had victimised the women in the last five years. She recalled how a woman officer was dragged by an MLA by holding her hair. She also recalled the suicidal death of a girl student in Acharya Nagarjuna University where the accused were not punished by the government. She also recalled the victimisation of women in Vijayawada by call money agents who forced the women into prostitution or who exploited them for sexual favours. Finally she, as MLA, was suspended from the House for one year, against all rules and did not allow her even though the Supreme Court had dismissed the suspension.
She also cited the statement of former speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao who said that women should be confined to the homes to prevent atrocities against them. Roja said that the TDP by victimising women, had received a humiliating defeat in the hands of the women. She thanked the women of the State for teaching a fitting lesson to the TDP and said that the Jaganmohan Reddy’s government had given highest priority to women.
“A woman ST MLA is made deputy chief minister. A woman SC MLA is made Home Minister. Several SC, ST, BC, Minority women were made leaders by the YSR Congress,” she claimed.