Firebrand YSR Congress party MLA R K Roja, who had to face the suspension from the assembly for over a year for her unparliamentary behaviour and loose comments against chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and TDP MLA V Anitha, is back in trouble once again for her loose tongue.
Roja, who came to the assembly along with the other YSR Congress party MLAs, to the AP assembly at Velagapudi in Amaravati in the afternoon, came straight to the media point after casting her vote and started attacking Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.
She accused Kodela of wearing a Telugu Desam Party khanduwa and participating in the mock polling conducted in the TDP legislature party office in the assembly.
She also alleged that Kodela had even attended the cabinet meeting in the past and would behave like the TDP leader when he visited Narasaraopet constituency.
“Kodela brought disgrace to the post of Speaker. I leave it to his wisdom whether he would behave in a non-political manner or act like a TDP leader,” Roja said.
Naturally, this angered Kodela. He immediately directed assembly secretary Satyanarayana to issue a privilege notice to Roja for making derogatory comments against the Speaker.
He clarified that he had never entered the TDLP office after becoming the Speaker. The mock polling for the MLAs was conducted in the assembly committee hall and not the TDLP office. And he had not sported the TDP khanduwa at all.
And with regard to attending the cabinet meeting, Kodela said he had called for a meeting of the cabinet ministers only once to discuss the arrangements for National Women’s Parliament. And so, he was never a party to any of the cabinet decisions, the Speaker clarified.
If Roja doesn’t respond to the privilege notice properly, she might have to face the suspension from the house for some more time, say sources.