Hyderabad, Feb.21 (NSS): The State BJP president and the party’s floor leader in the Assembly, Mr G. Kishen Reddy, on Monday demanded that the Congress government step down honorably if it cannot fulfill its promises, including tuition fee reimbursement, made to the people in its election manifesto.
Speaking at Media Point on the premises of Assembly, Mr Kishen Reddy, along with the party MLA, Mr Endla Lakshminarayana, alleged that the government was acting irresponsibly at a critical time when non-cooperation movement was launched by the four lakh-odd government employees and classes and examinations were being boycotted by lakhs of students in the Telangana region. Pointing out that the people in the rural areas also took to the streets on the issue of formation of separate Telangana State, he expressed doubt if any government was functioning in the State.
Making a dig at Ms Sonia Gandhi indirectly, the BJP leaders alleged that the “Italian Princess” was fiddling happily while Andhra Pradesh was burning. He also asked the Congress high command whether it felt any responsibility to solve the explosive situation in the State. The people in the State were facing hardships for their mistake of voting to the Congress party two years ago. The Congress government should implement all its promises made to the people in its manifesto or seek fresh mandate from the people, he demanded.
Mr Lakshminarayana said that the Congress MLAs, who failed to get even an appointment with Ms Sonia Gandhi were not in a position to demand the party high command to implement its poll promises, including Telangana Statehood. The Congress MLAs should decide whether they would stand on the side of the people or play second fiddle to the party leadership, which insulted them and cheated people of Telangana people. (NSS)