Hyderabad: TDP has said that if the present government headed by the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, could not rule, it should hand over the reigns to the Governor, Mr E S L Narasimhan, and quit honorably.
Talking to newsmen here on Saturday, the party general secretary Mr. Varla Ramaiah, alleged that inefficiency and corruption reeked in the state administration. He said the Chief Minister had no confidence on the ministers and had no grip on the officials. There is a situation when the Chief Minister was doubting even his own shadow, he sarcastically remarked. He said while the ministers of one region had resigned and were not going to the Secretariat, the ministers of another region have declared holidays themselves. He said the government had totally failed in assuring the people of the state about their security in the wake of the Mumbai blasts. He also questioned if there was Chief Minister’s rule or Governor’s rule in the state as the review meetings that were to be held in the Chief Minister’s office were now being held in the Raj Bhavan. He said the institution of the Chief Minister did not exist in the state as the DGP had bypassed him and gave his report to the Governor.
Stating that the students were anxious that the government had not reimbursed their fee, he said 1,400 files were pending in the Chief Minister’s office. There were 33 files pending in the Panchayat Raj department, 420 in Endowments department and 303 in the Home department. Stating that there was need on the part of the Chief Minister to take over the files of a department which was not attended by a minister, he questioned how he was coping with the work of so many ministers, who had resigned and how he could claim that there was administration in the state.
Mr Ramaiah said that because of the inefficient administration, several industries that were to be established in the state were being shifted to other states. He said the Chief Minister was remaining a silent spectator to it. He said while the Volks Wagon company had gone to another state because of a minister, recently a two-wheeler company has gone to Karnataka. He said because of the inefficiency of the government, 14,000 jobs due to our state had gone to other states.
Faulting the Health Minister, Mr D L Ravindra Reddy, for holding a review meeting at Visakhapatnam, Mr Ramaiah questioned why the minister had not visited the tribal areas of the district where several tribals had died because of Malaria. He said the Chief Minister should either give assurance that the government would offer protection to the people or quit and leave the reigns to the Governor.