The utterances of Governor ESL Narasimhan that he would undertake a visit of tribal and remote areas in the State has created a flutter among the political circles.
The Governor’s stance is seen as an indictment of the Kiran government. Narasimhan’s thought was revealed in a brief chat he had with the media after his swearing in ceremony. He was of the opinion that the development and welfare measures should cross the boundary of Hyderabad.
“Giving Narasimhan a fresh term is another indication that the UPA government will not give Telangana,” Congress MP, Vivek said. “The stance of the Governor indicates that he has no confidence in Kiran’s governance,” he opined.
TDP leader and former speaker Yenamala Ramakrishnudu said the Governor is not confident of his own CM. Narasimhan’s decision to tour the State indicated that the administration is in doldrums. But touring the State is not his duty, Yenamala said. If the Governor wants to tour the State there was no need of a CM, he added.
Some Congress detractors of the CM too noted in the Governor’s stance a threat to the Kiran government. “Narasimhan is leading the State to President’s rule and his statements are an indication,” they stated.
BJP president Kishan Reddy said that there was no development or stability in Andhra Pradesh. “If a Governor says that nothing was happening it is the worst certificate that a CM can ever get,” he said.
TRS leader Harish Rao also decried the Governor’s tour programme. It does not auger well for the State, he said.