Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India State secretary, Dr K Narayana has hailed the constitution of the House Committee to look into the large scale irregularities which have taken place in the allotment of lands in the State for setting up Special Economic Zones, power plants and other purposes.
Speaking to the media at the party State office here on Friday, Dr. Narayana said that the opposition parties had succeeded at last in persuading the State government to constitute the house committee. He said that the CPI party had relentlessly fought and succeeded in connection with irregularities at Sompeta, Vanthada, Bayyaram and at some other places, and also noted that they were still fighting out on issues like the Emmar Properties, Raheja Group, illegal mining and power projects in the State.
Denying comments that the CPI had compromised about the formation of a house committee, he said there was no truth in the allegations He has maintained that the guilty had to be brought to book through the probe by the house committee. He has demanded that an all party meeting should be convened for deciding the terms of reference of the House Committee. He also noted that a fixed term should be set for the committee.
Referring to the recent MLC elections in the State in which the ruling Congress party suffered setback in case of three sitting members, Dr Narayana said that this debacle showed the shortcomings and declining strength of that party. Referring to the Y S Jagan faction winning three seats, he has admitted that the newly formed party had considerable strength. He has however pointed out that Mr. Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has to answer for the irregularities which occurred during the regime of the late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy.
Dr Narayana said that the elections to the Legislative Council from the Local bodies had witnessed anomalies to a great extent like the incessant flow of money and liquor. He has lamented that such things make a mockery of the democratic system.
Speaking about the Srikrishna Committee, Dr Narayana said that there was still no abatement in commotion in respect of the eighth chapter. Stating that concealing a chapter was illegal and amounted to insulting the people, he has demanded that it should be divulged in accordance to the order of the High Court. He also said that the Centre should take an appropriate decision as soon as possible in respect of the Telangana issue.
Denouncing the recent decision by the State government to hike the power charges, Dr. Narayana said that it was imposing additional burden on the people notwithstanding the constraints it was creating for them with frequent power cuts. He has also pointed to the haplessness of the parliament members from the State in getting gas for the Genco projects in the State. He said that in respect of hike in power charges, his party would take up agitation in the State from April 2. He further noted that the party would observe the entire month of April with a slew of agitations in protest against the anti people activities by the State government.
On the eve of the 17th death anniversary of late Chandra Rajeshwar Rao, the party has decided to observe the occasion on a grand note to pay tributes to the great leader, he added.
LASHES GOVERNMENT ON CHITTOOR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
Dr. Narayana has commended that the government was observing the centenary of the Chittoor district. In a letter to the Chief Minister Mr. N. Kirankumar Reddy, he has however commented that such celebrations needed to be broad based, they were being observed in a parochial manner. He said while the festivities of a district that gave four ministers to the government were be celebrated on a broad base as the Chief Minister himself was leading them, it was sad that they were being held in a narrow partisan manner. (NSS)