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YSRCP chief Jagan meets Pranab Mukherjee over party MLA's suspension


YSR Congress Party today requested President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene in the matter of party MLA RK Roja, who has been suspended by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for one year. Party members, led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, met the President at Rashtrapati Nilayam here and requested him to issue a directive to Andhra Pradesh Speaker to revoke the suspension. They also handed over a memorandum to the President regarding the issue.

"We also request you to kindly direct the Honble Speaker of AP Legislative Assembly to revoke the suspension orders against MLA Smt Roja in compliance with the Business Rules of the AP Legislative Assembly," YSRCP said in the memorandum. Roja was suspended from the Assembly following her alleged remarks against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday.

Alleging that some of the Telugu Desam Party members were also involved in the alleged call money racket in Vijayawada, the opposition party requested Mukherjee to direct the state government for a probe by a sitting Judge of High Court into the issue.

"In the light of the above (call money scam), we request you to kindly direct an enquiry to order a thorough probe into the human rights violation in the form of forced prostitution in Vijayawada by a sitting judge of AP High Court to bring the culprits to book," the party said.

They also requested the President to direct the government to constitute Tribes Advisory Council as mandated by the Constitution of India. Mukherjee, who started his 14-day southern sojourn on December 18, is currently in Andhra Pradesh.

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