Hyderabad: The Congress today hit back at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who has alleged that the main opposition party is behind dragging every initiative of the TRS government to courts.
Taking exception to Rao’s attack on the Congress at a press conference yesterday, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly K Jana Reddy said his party never stalled development and that it has only exposed lapses on the part of the government.
Noting that the Congress has nothing to do with the issue of the cases filed in courts, he said those in the need of justice and those opposing illegalities have knocked the doors of judiciary.
Telanagana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said Congress has nothing to do with the petitions filed against regularisation of services of contract employees of Energy department or about the issue of jobs for dependents in state-owned miner Singareni Collieries.
Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir said in a release that Rao’s language was “intemperate” and his attack on Congress “poisonous”.
It was Congress which gave the political birth to Rao, he said.
Rao had accused the Congress of stalling development by dragging every initiative of the state government to courts.
Having failed to come to power in Telangana, the party is now trying to see that the TRS government does not get credit with its good work, he had said.
“The total cases they filed so far is 196… If they do (good work), we will not be able to win. This is their attitude… Instead of doing positive politics, they are filing cases for political gains,” he said.
The Congress was behind filing court cases and obtaining stays on various works, including construction of irrigation projects, government job notifications, Mission Bhagiradha drinking water scheme, among others, he claimed.
“Is this behaviour expected of a national party? A PIL is filed for anything we do,” the chief minister said.
Telangana Finance Minister E Rajender attacked Congress today and defended his government.
“The three year rule (of TRS) gave a confidence to all people of Telangana. It created a feeling (among citizens) that our people are doing well. The Centre also feels that the Telangana government has a direction and commitment…Unable to digest these, the Congress party, which always hankers for power, is trying to affect the government’s momentum (towards progress) by filing cases (in courts),” he said.