Hyderabad: Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) has decided to file a contempt of court case against Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary for not taking action against TDP legislators who defected to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi within a stipulated time, TTDP working president A Revanth Reddy said here on Thursday.
Talking to mediapersons along with another legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Reddy said though the High Court had directed the Speaker to take action against the defectors within 90 days, he had failed to take any action besides declaring that TDP had only three legislators on the floors of the House which was contrary to the report submitted to the High Court.
Reddy also found fault with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for not allowing Cabinet Ministers to make statements or reply to queries during the just-concluded winter session. “Discussions in the House accounted for a total of 94 hours, and 54 hours of this time was taken by the government. And of this 54 hours, the Chief Minister, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao and Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao garnered 30 hours while the rest of the ministers accounted for just three hours,” he alleged.
Reddy alleged that the Chief Minister’s domination of replies on land acquisition and minorities welfare was an indirect insult of Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali since he is the person concerned. “Similarly, the Chief Minister did not allow the Ministers concerned to reply on short discussions on issues like fisheries, roads and buildings, double bed room housing, Mission Bhagiratha, Haritha Haram and fee reimbursement,” he said.
Talking about farmers’ issues, Reddy said Soya bean and red gram cultivators were not getting Minimum Support Price and government had not announced any agriculture policy during the winter session. He also criticized the government for not releasing fee reimbursement to students and failure to reopen the Nizam Sugar Factory.