Hyderabad: Former minister and Telugu Desam Party leader Talasani Srinivasa Yadav on Sunday urged Governor ESL Narasimhan to direct Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to prove his majority on the Floor of the House in the aftermath of the ruling party’s MLAs from Telangana having resigned from their elected posts on the separate statehood issue.
Talking to media persons at Telugu Desam Legislature Party Office, Mr Srinivasa Yadav pointed out that with the Congress MLAs resigning on the separate Telangana issue and some Legislators openly supporting Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the people of the state are left confused as to the actual strength of the party is in the Assembly.
“It is up to the Chief Minister to prove his majority on the Floor of the House,” the senior TDP leader said, adding that the Governor must take the lead and issue directions to Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy to do so.
Besides this, Mr Srinivas Yadav also demanded that the Centre make its stand clear on Telangana state formation instead of resorting to delaying tactics. “The inordinate delay in taking a decision on the separate statehood issue has hampered the development of the state. Industrialists and entrepreneurs are opting for other states in search of greener pastures,” he said.
“Apart from this, the agitations for separate statehood have left the administration paralysed and the students are losing their valuable academic year,” Mr Srinivas Yadav continued.
The TDP leader also claimed that his party has already made its stand clear and its MLAs’ resignations have proved its commitments towards statehood.
“It is up to the Congress to make its stand clear on the issue. The Chief Minister must get a clear assurance from Congress Core Committee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Telangana,” the senior leader said.
Stating that the TDP never made any U-turn on Telangana, he reminded that the party had passed a resolution on separate Telangana statehood in its election manifesto too.
Mr Srinivas Yadav also ridiculed the Congress, saying that it lacks the guts to take action on its MLAs, who participated in YSR Congress Party’s maiden plenary.(INN)