The Telugu Desam Legislature Party took out a protest rally from NTR Ghat to the State Legislative Assembly this morning.
Former Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said that his party would spare no efforts to save the State from the ‘clutches of corruption’.
He strongly condemned the nomination of ‘just two legislators’ on behalf of his party which had over 80 MLAs in the Assembly. “As if he threw alms, the Speaker nominated just two of our colleagues in the House Committee constituted to probe into the land allotments. That too, the nomination was autocratic. He did not consult us. I have been in politics for the last 32-35 years and never have I seen such demeaning approach by anybody towards the main opposition party.”
He said that the Congress government was mired in numerous scandals and “swindled public money”. He referred to the Obulapuram Mines and other cases. Naidu also spoke about how the Lokayukta indicted the Karnataka Government and even the Chief Minister was brought to book there. The TDP would highlight the anti-people and anti-farmer policies of the Congress government, he said.
“It is an utter disgrace to the government, for a minister is named in the remand report of a liquor cartel leader. Such a shameful thing never happened anywhere in the democratic history of India. The Governor would come and deliver his customary address in the Assembly, giving a quiet go-by to this heinous involvement of a minister in a scandal. After all, the Governor has a responsibility to initiate action against the minister,” said Naidu.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs paid homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of a separate Telangana. Party legislator T Harish Rao said that they would press for a resolution by the Assembly for the creation of a separate State for Telanagana. The MLAs raised slogans against the Government.
He said the TRS would introduce a private Bill on coming Friday, if the government did not come forth to do so.
The Communist Party of India (Marxists) MLA Julakanti Ranga Reddy also took out protest march to the Assembly.
The breakaway faction of the Congress legislators, who owe allegiance to YS Jaganmohan Reddy, wanted that they be recognised a separate group, if the Speaker did not want to disqualify them. This is causing an embarrassment to the ruling Congress.