The TDP has decided to boycott the budget meeting of the State Assembly from May 20th to protest against the “unilateral, undemocratic and illogical decisions” of the state government.
The meeting of the Telugu Desam Legislature Party (TDLP) chaired by party chairman N. Chandrababu Naidu made the decision on Tuesday.
Later, TDP President K. Atchannaidu, along with Politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, spoke to the media about the government disregarding the advice to hold the March meeting when the severity of COVID-19 was much lower.
“The Prime Minister did not think it appropriate to hold the budget meeting when the COVID-19 cases were only 900. He is very keen to call the meeting now when the number of infections reaches 2.16 lakh. The second wave of the pandemic is much more severe than the first. We decided to boycott the meeting, ”he said.
Mr Ramakrishnudu said the government is holding the one-day session only to fulfill its constitutional obligation, but not to consult and have meaningful discussion with the opposition.
“The ruling party will turn the governor’s address into a hymn aimed at singing the chief minister’s praise. Even if the TDP attends the meeting, the prime minister and his ministers will not give their lawmakers an opportunity to speak. As usual, the YSRCP will raid and suppress the voice of the opposition, ”he said.