Hyderabad: Taking serious exception to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy not acting on the resignations of ministers to their MLA posts, former minister T. Jeevan Reddy has asked the former whether he was the Chief Minister or Chief Executive Officer of the State. He said the Chief Minister has no right to continue in his post morally though he was technically correct to stay as the Chief Minister. He demanded that the Chief Minister convene the Assembly to elicit opinions of various parties and apprise the Centre about the same.
Speaking at the Assembly media point on Friday, Mr Jeevan Reddy said it was not proper to the Chief Minister to stay calm even though more than 100 MLAs had resigned fro their posts. Moreover, the Chief Minister was stating that the Centre would look into the Telangana issue, he said.
Recalling that the Andhra region was separated from then Madras Province with consensus of the leaders of Andhra region, he said 284 out of 294 MLAs were elected on the flank of separate Telangana in 2009 elections. He said only seven MIM, one each from CPM and Lok Satta contested the elections without Telangana issue.
Urging the Chief Minister to apprise the Centre and the party high command about the factual situation in Telangana, he said the Chief Minister should take the responsibility of protecting the interests of the Congress in the State.