YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MLAs here on Wednesday staged a dharna at Assembly Complex main gate here when the marshals refused to allow them along with mediapersons to enter the Assembly to find facts how rain water leaks into the chamber of Leader of the Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday.
After a shower at Amaravathi on Tuesday, the rain water leaked into the chamber of YSRCP president and Leader of the Opposition Jaganmohan Reddy. Aghast over the rain water entering into the newly built chamber of Leader of the Opposition on the Assembly premises after a little rain, the YSRCP legislators wanted to find the reason for the water leakage into the chamber in the Assembly complex in the so-called international standards’ Amaravathi. As part of fact-finding mission, the Opposition legislators, led by MP Appa Rao and A Rama Krishna Reddy went to the Assembly complex along with print and electronic media personnel. They wanted to inspect their leader’s chamber and Assembly in which rain water was leaked. However, the marshals refused to allow them to step into the Assembly premises leading to tense atmosphere at the media point. When the marshal stuck to their guns, the Opposition members sat in a dharna at the Assembly main gate with black cloth around their mouth. After an hour, they left the place. Later, Legislature Secretary Satyanarayana informed the YSRCP MLAs that the Speaker’s permission was needed to allow the media into the Assembly complex.
Talking to the media, Rama Krishna Reddy pointed out that Chief Minister N Chandrababau Naidu had said that Capital city was being constructed by the Singapore companies on par with international standards. He said the rain water leaked into Jaganmohan Reddy’s chamber as long as it was raining. The Assembly staff put buckets, when water was gushing from the roof into LoP’s chamber. The leaking of water was video graphed by some staffers using mobile phones and sent them to news channels.
Meanwhile, Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, accompanied by officials inspected the Assembly complex and concluded that there was a conspiracy behind the rain water leakage into the LoP’s chamber. He strongly suspected that some mischief-mongers had cut water pipes to let in rain water into the building. The Speaker said has ordered a CBI probe into the water leakage affair.
Water leak into Jagan chamber; govt intensifies probe
Considering the rain water entering into Y S Jagan’s chambers in the Legislative Assembly seriously, the Andhra Pradesh State government was intensifying interrogation seriously.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Speaker Kodela Shiva Prasada Rao has said that he ordered CID inquiry in to the issue. He examined the place where rain water leaks while coming to Assembly building. He said, “Four months ago the building was inaugurated. Assembly session and special sessions were conducted. During Assembly session, there was a huge rain. Rains occurred even after Assembly session. But the water reached the Leader of Opposition Jagan’s chamber yesterday.
Allegations are coming seriously in this regard. Some are saying that the construction of building was not good and the officials are not taking interest in construction of the building. Some MLAs staged dharna today. MLAs and officials come to Assembly building even after the session. We will not allow others on other days. The officials initiated action immediately responding on water leakage. We found after inquiry that some were cut the pipe intentionally and hence the water reached to opposition party leader’s chamber. Forgetting the fact, some are indulging in mudslinging and saying that the government buildings are not perfect. How the AC pipe could be cut without any body’s intervention. There was no chance that it will not cut without any body’s intervention. We have the responsibility of telling the fact that as to how it was happened. We ordered CID inquiry into water leakage. One has to approach me if anybody wants further details. CID will find who is responsible and who has done it”.