Amaravati, March 27:
Telugu Desam Party MLA Dola Bala Veeranjaneya Swamy on Saturday slammed the Jaganmohan Reddy Government for ‘not giving’ due importance to the Assembly sessions while taking major decisions affecting all sections of people in the State.
Mr. Veeranjaneya Swamy asserted that the Jagan regime had chosen the budget ordinance as it was not able to give answers to the public by holding the Assembly session. Obviously, the YCP was giving greater priority to their politically motivated public meetings rather than the House sessions.
In a statement here, the TDP MLA said that the Chief Minister had made it a habit to go to the Assembly through the backdoor just like he was ruling the State in wrong routes. Mr. Jagan Reddy would go down in history as an ‘Ordinance CM’ going by how he was misusing it even when there were no emergency situations. In just two years, AP stood out as the State that has issued the most number of ordinances in the entire country.
Mr. Veeranjaneya Swamy recalled how the 3 Capitals bills, replacement of the State Election Commissioner and such major decisions were brought into effect through ordinances. Very unfortunately, even the budget that would play a key role in giving a new direction to development and welfare was approved through an ordinance now. This was the second successive year that the budget ordinance route was used in the State.
The TDP MLA said that in the neighbouring Telangana, they were holding the budget sessions and even the Parliament was in the budget session. The AP Government should explain why it could not hold the budget session this time. Obviously, the Jagan regime got used to taking the wrong routes only. Even the hike in electricity and petrol prices was done through the backdoor methods.
Mr. Swamy asserted that the ruling YCP was afraid to face the questions from the Opposition TDP if the Assembly budget session was held. If the CM and his MLAs would not stand up and face the public in a straightforward manner, the people would send them packing to Pulivendula. The YCP leaders owed an explanation to the public why they failed to hold the budget session to discuss people’s issue in a free and fair manner.
YCP should explain on Jagan discharge petitions: TDP
Former Minister and TDP leader Nakka Anand Babu on Saturday advised the ruling YCP leaders to explain the large scale corruption cases filed against Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy before making any false allegations against former CM Chandrababu Naidu.
Mr. Anand Babu asked whether the YCP leaders forgot the fact that their Chief Minister was trying every possible way to escape from the huge illegal assets cases. It was unfortunate that the ruling party leaders were spreading false information while there were no stays in any court relating to Mr. Chandrababu Naidu.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader asserted that the YCP leaders’ true colours were badly exposed after their claims on the Dalit assigned lands in Amaravati proved to be bogus. The media sting operation has revealed how the ruling party leaders were resorting to hopeless and objectionable methods to crush Amaravati. This has also proved the CID case was filed against Mr. Chandrababu Naidu out of sheer political vendetta.
Mr. Anand Babu pointed out that there was not even basic evidence in the cases being filed by the Jagan Reddy regime and the YCP leaders against the TDP chief. The ruling party leaders should feel ashamed that the court was not taking a serious view of their cases and eventually issuing stay orders. While this was the fact, the YCP leaders were trying to mislead everyone underestimating that the common people had no reasoning power.
The TDP leader reminded the YCP leaders that Mr. Jagan Reddy went to the Supreme Court for stay orders on the hearings that were taking place on the corruption cases filed against him in the High Court at that time. When the court did not grant stay, Mr. Jagan Reddy had to spend over 16 months in jail. It was a fact that the present AP Chief Minister was able to continue in that constitutional post because of the bail granted to him by the court.
Mr. Anand Babu asked whether it was not a fact that there were over 10 to 15 co-accused in the cases in which CM Jagan was the accused number one. Mr. Jagan Reddy was obstructing the speedy trials in these cases by making his co-accused to file discharge petitions one at a time.