Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and former minister JC Diwakar Reddy on Tuesday stated that former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy would be held responsible for decisions taken by his Cabinet during his tenure.
Talking to media persons at the Assembly premises, Mr Diwakar Reddy stated that the Cabinet Ministers would not be held responsible for the decisions taken by the Chief Minister.
The former minister’s statement comes in the wake of the state High Court ordering the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe into illegal land allotments which took place during the tenure of former chief minister Dr YSR.
Mr Diwakar Reddy also found fault in the statement of YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy that the Chief Minister could not be held responsible for the decisions taken by Cabinet collectively.
“The Chief Minister is responsible for all decisions taken by the Cabinet since he is the Head of the Government,” the former minister said, pointing out that he had opposed to implementation of Rs 2-a-kg rice and free power supply to farmers. “However, former chief minister Dr YSR had brushed my objections aside and implemented these scheme,” he stated.
When asked to comment on the illegal allotments of lands, Mr Diwakar Reddy said that it he would not do so as the court was looking at the issue.
Responding on the controversy triggered off by Union home Minister P Chidambaram seeking another resolution on deletion of Clause 14 F from the Presidential Orders, the senior leader stated that the elected representatives have to consult Constitutional and legal experts and seek their advice on the issue.(INN)