Amaravati, May 19:
Government Chief Whip G Srikanth Reddy criticised opposition TDP leaders over boycotting Assembly session fearing to take part in discussion and said that the government will conduct the business in compliance with the Covid-19 protocol.
Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, the MLA said that the government was ready to discuss any issue, but the main opposition TDP staging dramas to avoid discussing public aspects. He said that leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly N Chandrababu Naidu could have cited Covid as as the reason for the boycott issue instead of making slinging mud on the government. The State government had been taking effective measures in controlling the Covid, right from increasing the testing centres to setting up Covid Care Centres in all constituencies with all required facilities.
Mr Srikanth Reddy charged that Mr Naidu had completely neglected the health care system during his rule leaving everything crippled. He said that the State government had been frequently writing to the Centre seeking more oxygen. He charged the opposition leaders of making irresponsible remarks and creating panic among the public and made it clear that the government had no objection to purchasing vaccines from the manufacturers but the control of vaccine supply was still with the Centre.
Speaking about the arrest of Narsapuram MP, he said that Mr Raghurama Krishnam Raju was working under the direction of Mr Chandrababu Naidu who had been conspiring to destabilize the government. He said that CID had suo moto registered a case against Mr Raju and presented him before the court, with no involvement of the government. But the TDP leaders were unnecessarily creating a ruckus over his arrest, although the Medical Board was constituted as per the directions of the High Court. Mr Raju had begun staging the drama soon after his bail petition got rejected.