Hyderabad, Feb.17 (NSS): The Opposition parties have felt that the speech of the Governor, Mr E S L Narasimhan, in the joint sitting of the Legislative Assembly and Council was silent on key issues faced by the State.
Speaking at Media Point after adjournment of the House on Thursday, the CPI floor leader, Mr G Mallesh Yadav, said that the speech of the Governor failed to reflect the issues of the people. The Governor simply read out the script prepared by the government, he added.
The CPI leader felt that the government has responsibility to ensure smooth running of the budget sessions in the wake ‘tense situation’ prevailing in the State. He also charged the UPA government at the Centre with making Telangana statehood as a complex issue. The ruling Congress party lacked a stand on Telangana issue, he alleged.
The CPI (M) member, Mr Julakanti Ranga Reddy, opined that there was nothing new in the Governor’s speech. Referring to satisfaction expressed by the Governor in his speech on the conduct of Rachhabanda programme, he said the programme had become murkier in the Telangana region. He also strongly objected to the certificate given by the Governor to the government on the welfare of poor and Dalits in the State. He opined that injustice was still meeting out to these sections. The Governor’s speech was far away from the real facts, he added.
Reminding that the Governor had completed his address by reading first two and last two pages of the speech copy, he opined that it was not a correct practice. He slammed the over action of some members in the House during the Governor’s address. Painful incidents have taken place in the House today, he deplored. He also condemned attack on the Lok Satta leader, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, on the premises of the Assembly.
The BJP member, Mr Endla Laxminarayana, felt that the incident in the House was result of anguish of the Telangana people on the political party, which promised formation of separate Telangana State in its manifestoes of 2004 and 209 elections and cheated them after coming to power. Besides, the government held Rachchabanda programme in the region against the wishes of the people by deploying thousands of police personnel. He suspected that the UPA government had deliberately appointed a retired IPS officer as Governor of the State with a conspiracy to suppress the Telangana agitation.
The CPI MLC, Mr Puvvada Nageswara Rao, also expressed dissatisfaction over the Governor’s speech.
The TRS member, Mr T Harish Rao, said that no mention of Telangana issue in the Governor’s speech bothered them very much. (NSS)