- Akbar praised CM till he suddenly got worked up
- Is the steering of the car slipping out of Owaisi’s hands?
- Interesting movements in T Assembly
Hyderabad, November 25: MIM’s Akbaruddin Owaisi made TRS taste its own medicine, today in the assembly, as he joined forces with the opposition parties in questioning Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Rajaiah on the bad state of government hospitals in Telangana. BJP member Laxman pointed out that Gandhi Hospital needs around 400 doctors, Akbar reeled out the various equipment that is not working at Osmania hospital. He demanded to know where the Rs 500 crore budget is being allocated and if the health minister visited any government hospitals at all.
Refuting the allegations, Minister Rajaiah reminded that he had been serving people as a practicing doctor and knew the ground level issues. “I went to Gandhi hospital 5 minutes after I took over as health minister. I went to not just hospitals in Hyderabad, but also visited hospitals in 10 districts. We allotted 76 crore for medical equipment and every hospital has been allotted funds for upgrading the facilities,” he said.
MIM legislator Akbaruddin took the side of the opposition for a change. Interestingly this change came one day after he accused TRS and KCR of ignoring them and ill-treating them despite their (MIM’s) unconditional support to the state government. In fact he along with other members from AIMIM staged a walkout on Monday protesting the speaker’s decision in not allowing them to speak on the issue of providing employment opportunities. Speaker S Madhusudana Chary quoted Rule 344 and said they were not the signatories to the notice given under the rule. Asaduddin refused to accept the explanation and when he walked out of the House, TRS Minister Harish Rao went out to pacify the ally.
However, on various earlier occasions he had generously praised the TRS Chief. It was only the other day, when name change of the Hyderabad International Airport was being discussed; he zealously supported K Chandrasekhar Rao and reminded the TDP members on their role in the death of NT Rama Rao. On the first day of the assembly session itself he praised KCR and said he is the first CM to have spoken in chaste Urdu. On another occasion, when KCR was giving clarifications on the alleged land allocations made during Congress regime, Akbar vehemently defended the chief minister.
A few days back, MP Asaduddin Owaisi had said during a press conference that it is not just the steering of the car (read TRS) but also the brakes are with MIM. One wonders of the steering is slipping away from the hands of the Owaisi brothers.
Whatever is the reason for the rift between the two partners, in most probability it will be cleared and TRS will find a way to make up with its ally. Until then the party which, in the past, is known to have always given a hard time whenever they offered their support to the government, is getting to taste its own medicine.