Revanth a ‘kid’ in politics: Nayani

  • ‘Trying to enact dramas to protect TDP identity’

Nalgonda: Telangana State Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy has asserted that Telugu Desam party has vanished in the state and its regional leader A Revanth Reddy is enacting cheap dramas for political mileage.

Addressing the media in Nalgonda on Thursday, the minister lashed out at Revanth for making derogatory remarks against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Terming the TDP leader a ‘kid’ in politics, Narsimha Reddy said Revanth has no stature to comment against a towering personality like KCR. He hastened to add that under the direction of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Revanth Reddy was trying to enact dramas to protect the identity of the TDP, which was no more in the state. He also advised Revanth Reddy to desist from belittling the political values by making personal comments against the chief minister or others.

Despite Telangana TDP leaders’ efforts to malign the ruling party, the people in the state are not in a mood to believe the TDP lies, he said. The TRS Government has taken up several welfare schemes and developmental programmes, he claimed. KCR was committed to complete the projects by spending Rs 25,000 crores every year, he said. He also stated that the TRS Government has restored nine-hour power supply to agriculture and recharged ground water table through Mission Kakatiya.

Referring to slain gangster Nayeem’s case, the home minister said the Special Investigation Team was looking into the issue and the government would punish all those who were involved in the atrocities of Nayeem. Those who are involved in this case, irrespective of party affiliation, will be dealt with definitely, he said. He claimed that it was the TRS Government that had taken a right and immediate action to put an end to Nayeem’s anti-social activities, while previous TDP and Congress governments failed to touch the Naxalite-turned-gangster for the reasons best known to them.

Revanth urges Speaker to take a decision

Meanwhile, Telangana TDP working president Revanth Reddy urged the State Assembly Speaker to take a decision on disqualification petition filed against TDP MLAs, who had switched over to the ruling party as directed by the Hyderabad High Court.

In a letter to the Speaker, Revanth Reddy warned that he would approach the court if he failed to take a decision before the end of the period as directed by the High Court. The High Court had directed the Speaker on September 21 to dispose of the petition within three months and that period ends on December 20. Twelve TDP MLAs, including Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav defected to the ruling TRS party. Revanth Reddy also alleged that the Speaker has erred by allowing the merger of TDP MLAs with the ruling party without deciding on the disqualification petitions pending before him.

In the letter, Revanth Reddy stated, “As Speaker, you are not only have responsibility to the country’s Constitution, but also to discharge functions as per the Constitution, failing which your action will be viewed as interfering with the administration of justice. -NSS

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