HYDERABAD: The TDP and Congress intensified their attacks on the TRS government for its proposal to shift the state Secretariat to the Chest hospital premises.
At a press conference here on Tuesday, TPCC chief Ponnala Laxmaiah and party spokesperson Mallu Ravi lashed out at chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for blindly going with Vaasthu as he was fearing that he might lose his post anytime. ‘’The CM had made changes to the Secretariat and Camp Office couple of times in the name of Vaasthu. Rao is a man of blind beliefs,’’ Laxmaiah criticised.
He pointed out that the High Court had pulled up the government on various decisions of the government. ‘’Your government came under criticism from the courts on FAST, land regularisation scheme, constructions of high-rises abutting Hussainsagar and also on the GHMC elections. You should change your attitude at least now and mend your ways,’’ Laxmaiah said.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader P Shankar Rao too lashed out at the government’s proposal to shift the Chest hospital and said the government should consult Indian Medical Association and other stakeholders before taking a decision.
MLA DK Aruna said that the ministers in the KCR cabinet have become cowards and are not in a position to oppose the decisions of the chief minister.
Meanwhile, opposing the decision of the government to shift the Secretariat to Chest Hospital premises at Erragadda, TTDP leaders lodged a complaint with governor ESL Narsimhan.
A delegation led by TTDP president L Ramana called on the governor and submitted a memorandum urging him to intervene in the matter. Stating that the move to shift Chest Hospital to Vikarabad to accommodate the State Secretariat would put patients in a serious trouble, the leaders alleged that the decision was meant to help CM’s vested interests.
Later in the day, another TTDP leaders’ delegation led by Mothkupally Narsimhulu called on the governor and alleged that sacking Rajaiah unceremoniously was tantamount to dishonouring the Dalit community.