Reiterating the demand to sack the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker as he does not possess the required qualification to hold the top post, YSR Congress has said that a person with pending criminal cases cannot hold such high office.
Party MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy said that for the past two-and-a-half years he has been moving all the avenues to establish that the incumbent is not qualified for the post but things were not taken seriously and the government tried to shield him.
He said that he had complained to the Speaker, Chief Secretary and Governor that the incumbent Satyanarayana is not even a graduate while the post requires a Degree in Law. Yet, Reddy deplored that he was promoted, appointed and retained despite being questioned. HE said that the incumbent also has a criminal case pending against him in the Banjara Hills Police Station and such a person cannot continue in office.
He alleged that the Chandrababu Naidu government wanted to keep his ‘yes men’ at the helm of affairs, irrespective of their eligibility and only looks at loyalty quotient which is evident from the fact that the Secretary has walked out while the Governor was addressing the Assembly to oversee the oath taking arrangements of Chief Minister’s Nara Lokesh.