HYDERABAD: Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram came under fire from several ministers and Telangaba Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders on Monday for the critical remarks he made against the state government.
At a meeting here on Sunday, Kodandaram made serious allegations against the TRS government and its inability to keep its promises. He also accused the TRS government of failing to take any concrete measures in the last two years for the development of agricultural sector in the state.
Reacting sharply and in the same tone and tenor, several ministers on Monday said Kodandaram made false allegations against the popular government.
“Kodandaram himself had said in the past that machinations would be done against Telangana even after its formation as a separate state. He is now levelling allegations against the government. I strongly condemn his allegations,” finance minister Etela Rajender said.
“People of the state would not like such allegations against the government. The agenda of the poor is the agenda of the TRS government,” Rajender said.
In Medak, Assembly deputy speaker Padma Devender Reddy advised Kodandaram to join active politics and give suggestions to the government. People were in confusion whether the political JAC was in existence or not, she quipped. Energy minister G Jagadish Reddy said the very existence of political JAC was doubtful. “Some persons in the name of TJAC are making false allegations against the TRS government. Let Kodandaram declare of which JAC he was chairman,” he said.
Ministers Jupally Krishna Rao and Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who were in Mahbubnagar, alleged that Kodandaram was under some pressure and levelling allegations against the chief minister. “TRS has been winning all byelections with thumping majority. As the governance has been clean and good, people are supporting TRS,” Jupally and Talasani said.
Health minister C Laxma Reddy wanted to know in whose interest Kodandaram was speaking against the government. He should know that governance was different from teaching.
TRS MP Balka Suman wanted to know if Kodandaram missed to see the developmental and welfare measures taken by the chie minister. “Kodandaram is acting like a Congress agent and making unnecessary criticism against the government,” Suman alleged.
Senior Congress leader V Hanumanth Rao demanded that KCR give an explanation to the people on the comments made by Kodandaram and educationist G Haragopal on the performance of the state government.