Hyderabad: Refuting the main Opposition TDP’s remarks on the adjournment of the House sine die by the just-elected Deputy Speaker, Mr Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, before considering the ‘no-trust’ motion notice served by the TDP, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has said the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker with handsome majority clearly proved that the Congress government enjoyed the confidence of the House. Making it clear that the government has not gone back on the ‘no-trust’ motion notice, the CLP said that they would obey the decision of the Speaker on it.
Speaking to the media at the CLP office on Saturday, along with another minister, Mr P Balaraju, the Legislative Affairs Minister, Mr D Sridhar Babu, said that the main Opposition party was trying to misguide the people though the government was elected by the people. He also said that the main Opposition party has to play a constructive role and that the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker was an answer to the leaders who have served ‘no-trust’ motion. He said that the people had seen the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker through the open ballot and it proved that the government enjoys full support for its works.
Urging the main Opposition party to indulge in constructive criticism on the performance of the Congress government, Mr Sridhar Babu said the main Opposition party would lose its base if it continues to resort to negative criticism. Indirectly referring to the criticism of the YSR Congress Party Chief, Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy against the government, Mr Sridhar Babu advised that party chief to stop making tall claims that the government was surviving on his mercy. He also exuded confidence that the government would face the ‘no-trust’ motion too successfully.
Criticising the TDP for meeting the Governor on ‘no-trust’ motion, Mr Sridhar Babu said that they met the Governor to create a news item in the media. Asked whether the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was different from ‘no-trust’ motion, he said that the Congress Party will win the ‘no-trust’ vote too easily. He said that the government will participate in the debate of ‘no-trust’ motion and participate in the voting if the Speaker accepts the notice.
Making it clear that the day-long Assembly session was called for election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, he said that the Opposition parties were dreaming that they would topple the government.
The Primary Education Minister, Dr S Shailajanath, at Assembly media point, has said that the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker had proved the strength of the Congress government even though some of the ruling party members were absent.
The Bhupalapally MLA Mr Gandra Venkataramana Reddy alleged at the same venue that the TDP was maligning the Congress party regarding ‘no-trust’ motion to gain political mileage. He asked the TDP not to forget that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker had won the election with the 74 vote margin, he added.