Jana fumes at TRS for belittling Congress

Jana fumes at TRS for belittling Congress
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Taking a critical view of the persistent defections by the ruling party, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly K Jana Reddy on Wednesday questioned whether other political parties in the State have no right to exist. 

Says the KCR government is resorting to autocratic rule in the democratic country

Hyderabad: Taking a critical view of the persistent defections by the ruling party, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly K Jana Reddy on Wednesday questioned whether other political parties in the State have no right to exist. Initiating the discussion on budget, Jana Reddy alleged that the TRS was resorting to an ‘autocratic’ approach despite being in a democracy.

“Should there be no other political party in the State? Is this good for democracy? This is nothing but a dictatorial trend in the mask of democracy, but we are maintaining restraint,” said the leader of Opposition and called upon the ruling party members to check out how the main Opposition was speaking in the adjacent (Andhra Pradesh) Assembly.

Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Jana Reddy said just because his party was maintaining restraint attitude, it did not mean that the Congress would not counter the ruling party. “ADMK leader Jayalalithaa, who was insulted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during the DMK rule, became the Chief Minister of that State,” he said and warned the TRS members not to forget the history and talk rubbish as they liked.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who revived separate Telangana movement in the name of self respect should realise that ‘self respect’ rule was applicable to everyone. He made it clear that the Congress was maintaining restraint with a good intention not to turn the Telangana House like Andhra Pradesh Assembly, which was witnessing uproarious scenes every day.

As against his polite nature, the CLP leader exposed the loopholes of the budget introduced by the TRS government in the Assembly. He said the people of the State had given mandate to the TRS in the hope that it would do something to the people. On Wednesday, Jana Reddy started discussion on the budget introduced by the Finance Minister Eatala Rajender on March 14.

The TRS government was drawing Godavari water not because its efforts but because of the Congress’ efforts. “The Congress laid main pipeline and hence the TRS government is supplying water to Gajwel,” he said. Finding fault with the TRS government’s criticism against the previous Congress government again and again, Jana said the GSDP was more than national average during 2004-2014.

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