The media point at Andhra Pradesh Assembly has witnessed unusual tirade among women legislators of both ruling and opposition parties. At one point, it has witnessed jostling by women legislators of both the ruling Telugu Desam Party and Opposition YSRC over who will speak to the media first. They almost nearly come to blows.
When YSRC MLA Giddi Eeswari began speaking to the media, TDP legislator Vangalapudi Anita rushed to her and tried to prevent her from making her point. This led to intense jostling between the two groups even as Eeswari and Anita began shouting at each other.
Later, Anita left the scene, but Women Development Minister Peethala Sujata, who came there with men legislators, picked up an argument with the YSRC MLAs present there. When the YSRC MLAs continued speaking to the media, Sujata took away the mikes of the TV channels and began speaking herself. As the situation was getting out of control, marshals entered the scene and took the legislators away.
Meanwhile, the scene at the mediapoint was continuation of drama in the House earlier. It all started when the YSRC members stormed into the well, demanding that the Speaker give them an opportunity to explain about the gravity of crimes being committed against women in the State. In his reply to the House, Home Minister N Chinarajappa, during question hour, said that the government was taking all measures to tackle the menace of perpetration of crimes against women.
But, the YSRC MLA Giddi Eeswari, sought to know what action the government had taken against Dendulur TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar for attacking tahsildar Vanajakshi. She also wanted to know the action the government had taken in the wake of B.Arch student Rishiteswari’s suicide in Acharya Nagarjuna University and highlighted other incidents relating to crimes against women.