Jana Reddy lashes at Rasamayi Balakishan

HYDERABAD: Telangana Budget session on Wednesday witnessed heated exchange of words among ruling party and opposition Congress on welfare ofA�Dalits, poor and Minorities.

Opposition leader K Jana Reddy lost his cool atA�TRS member Rasamayi Balakishan for taking a dig at the previous congress government. Reddy reprimanded the TRS member for belittling the House through a�?Dhoom Dhama�� style of speech instead of respecting democracy. a�?You cannot take the House for granted which ought to respect democracy and offer chance to other members to talk on the issuea�� Jana Reddy fumed at Balakishan. Though the House is meantA�for expressing their opinions, the members cannot make a mockery of democracy, an anguished Jana Reddy stated.

Though the Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, who was in the chair,A�repeatedly asked them to allow others to speak,A�the congress members raised a hue and cry on the same issue alleging that they are being denied mike to speak on key issues. The Speaker allowed the house to take up Demands after Zero Hour that went on till evening to see that the ruling and congress leaders speak on welfare. In his style of songs from time to time, Balakishan almost tried his best to corner the congress member Sampath and others for coming in the way of his speechA�that continued in a Dhoom Dham style for 45 minutes. He alleged that the congress members are getting envious and could not digest the welfare schemes being taken upA�by the KCR Government.

Deputy Speaker Padma ReddyA�who was in the chair asked the congress membersA�not toA�disrupt the proceedings. Rasamayi Balakishan zeroed in on the Congress leaders for making baseless allegations that the government is ignoring the welfare of Dalits, poor and Minorities. While praising Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his commitment to provide three acres land to Dalits, shelter to the poor and all sops to Muslim Minorities, Rasamayi Balakishan accused the previous congress government of failing to do any justice to these classes. Instead of admitting the fact that the TRS Government is taking all measures for Dalit, poor and minorities welfare,A�the Congress is trying to corner the ruling party for false prestige, he said.A� He also took serious exception to the Congress member Sampath Kumar for repeatedly obstructing the proceedings during the reply on demands. (NSS)

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