Uttam demands KTR’s resignation
Hyderabad: The Congress party has demanded the Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao to tender his resignation immediately owning responsibility for the building collapse in Nanakramguda.
Opposition leader in Telangana Legisltative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir too demanded KTR’s resignation on moral grounds. He questioned whether there was governance in the state. He said that several buildings collapsed in the past six months and government escaped by suspending a few town planning officials. He questioned as to why the state government was not taking any serious measures to stop the illegal constructions.
Addressing a meeting organised to celebrate the 70th birthday of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi in the name of ‘Thanksgiving Day’ on Friday at Prakasham Hall in Gandhi Bhavan, here, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS government has failed to fulfill the promises it made during the elections. The TRS government has failed to transform the Hyderabad city into Dallas; on the other hand, it is destroying the existing Hyderabad, he said. Uttam Kumar Reddy added that the TRS government was involved in scams and a Rs.100-crore scam in GHMC came to light recently. The collapse of Nanakramguda building, which has no permission for seven storeyes, was the best example for the TRS government corruption, he said and demanded KTR to tender his resignation owning responsibility and to show ethics in politics.
Uttam Kumar said Sonia Gandhi had conceded separate Telangana state sticking to the word given by her keeping politics aside. Sonia’s name would last till Telangana state exists he said.
Earlier, Uttam Kumar Reddy cut the cake and launched the celebrations. All the Congress leaders in Telangana were present. Youth Congress activists organised a blood donation camp at Gandhi Bhavan.
Mahila Congress president Nerella Sharadha organised a medical camp at Moula Ali Housing Board Colony marking Sonia Gandhi’s birthday celebrations.
CPI demands vigilance inquiry
Meanwhile, CPI Telangana state council demanded the state government to order a vigilance inquiry into the building collapse. CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said it is clear that the GHMC officials concerned indulged in irregularities. He asked the government to order an inquiry into the incident and initiate action to see that such incidents do not happen again.
Minister denies links with building owner
In a related development, Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy has denied allegations that he has links with owner of the building that collapsed in Nanakramguda. Reacting on news spread that he has links allegedly with the building owner, he condemned such reports. Mahender Reddy said that he has no links with such persons. Many people used to meet me being minister, he said and denied the news reports of his alleged links with the owner who is absconding. -NSS