No need to impose Section 8: Harish Rao

HYDERABAD: Irrigation Minister Harish Rao today said that Hyderabad was peaceful and there was no need of imposition of section 8 of Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Act.

Speaking to reporters here, Rao accused the ministers of Andhra Pradesh of making a hue and cry only to escape from the noose of cash-for-vote scam. He slammed the TDP ministers for pressing the Centre on section 8 while entire state of Telangana was peaceful and sans of any law and order problem.

He ruled out the imposition of the section 8, as it was required then or in future as the TRS Government was cautious on the issue of law and order.

The TRS leader demanded that the TDP should clarify whether Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had spoken to nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson, and from where they brought 50-lakh rupees given to Stephenson by Revanth. He said that the AP Government was trying to escape from the case by filing cases against Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao.

“We could not understand as to why the AP Government is filing cases against our Chief Minister KCR,” he questioned. However, Naidu cannot escape from this case, which shows his involvement, he said.

Law will take its own course of action and there was no exception to Naidu and others who were involved in the scam, he warned.

Instead of giving clarity on the issue, ministers of Naidu Government are resorting to file cases. Since they have committed the mistake, the TDP leaders were filing false cases against Chandrasekhar Rao, he alleged. He found fault with the TDP Government for trying to evade the scam.

In spite of all these things the TRS Government will give priority to welfare of the people irrespective of the political affiliations, Harish said. “We are least bothered of the comments and allegations being leveled by the TDP ministers,” he added. (NSS)

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