APPSC issue rocks House

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Rosaiah has assured the House that he would examine the complaints against Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) chairman and take appropriate steps.

He made this statement in the Assembly today in the wake of Telugu Desam Party members demanding removal of the chairman.

As soon as the House assembled today morning, the TD members raised the issue and proposed an adjournment motion demanding a debate on the complaints against the APPSC chairman.

Speaker N Kirankumar Reddy adjourned the House and summoned after half-an- hour. But is has to be adjourned again as the TD members did not relent and continued raising slogans.

After the House reassembled, the issue continued to rock the House and TD and Congress members traded charges against each other. Chief Minister K Rosaiah intervened and tried to pacify the agitating members. At one point he lost his cool and decried the behaviour of the TD members.

On the APPSC affair, the Chief Minister stated that he had seen the reports in the newspapers and promised to look into their veracity. If the chairman was found guilty, action would be taken against him, Rosaiah said.

However, the Opposition was not satisfied with the assurance and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu stated that the issue had cast a question mark on the future of SC, ST and BC jobseekers.

He wanted a thorough inquiry into the affair.

Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said that the person in question served as JNTU Vice-Chancellor during the TDP regime and was persuaded to contest on behalf of that party. He alleged that the TDP was using the issue for political gains.

Speaker said the House cannot comment on the APPSC as it was a constitutional body.

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