Accepting the challenge thrown by some Opposition parties, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday said he was prepared to face no-trust move if introduced in the Assembly.
He said his government would prove its strength on the floor of the House, while interacting with the media here on Friday. Asked if any action was contemplated against some “recalcitrant ministers”, he said the party has to function within the realm of the high command.
On rising prices of essential commodities, he said fine rice was being sold at Rs. 32-a-kg through market intervention.
He said the Central budget was “the best in the recent years” and would ensure huge monetary benefits to AP. At least 10 per cent of Rs 7 lakh crore earmarked for agriculture loans would accrue to the State as in the past. Owing to subvention and other Central concessions, the farmers would get crop loans at 4 per cent. These loans would be interest-free finally as the State would bear even this 4 per cent.
To a question, he said that no one believes Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu and his promises of freebies to farmers and women. On other issues, he said Pay Revision Commission would submit its report in 10 months and remained non-committal when asked if interim relief would be paid to the staff in the meanwhile.