HYDERABAD: Taking exception to the suspension of opposition legislators from both Assembly and Council, state BJP president G Kishan Reddy has accused the TRS government of making a mockery of democracy.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Reddy said, “The government was only concerned with the formality of conducting the House but without discussing people’s issues.”
Reiterating his demand for waiver of crop loans of farmers at one go, he said the government should take urgent steps to instruct banks to return the passbooks of the farmers to enable them to get fresh loans.
Appealing to the government to rearrange its priorities as farmers are reeling under extreme pressure financially, he said, “The government should not say that there are no enough financial resources to waive off the remaining crop loans. It should initiate necessary steps to save the Rabi crops.”
To support cotton farmers, he requested the government to pump in Rs 10,000 crore to purchase the produce from farmers as the Centre had already given its share of Rs 10,000 crore to buy the produce from Telangana farmers. He appealed to people at large to make the bandh on Saturday, called by the opposition parties, a success.
Reiterating his charge that the government was disenfranchising huge number of voters in GHMC area on the pretext of weeding out fake voters, Reddy warned that Hyderabad would be brought to a standstill if the government did not stop removing voters’ names from rolls.
He alleged that the government had deleted as many as 6.30 lakh voters in the GHMC area and said the GHMC had not given any notices to such voters as claimed by the government.
Kishan Reddy wanted to know what ‘package’ from the TRS government had silenced the MIM and its floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, and stopped them from demanding a statement on the Alair encounter. In the Business Advisory Council meeting Owaisi had demanded that the Assembly discuss the encounter, Kishan Reddy recalled.