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‘Centre will take care of political crisis'

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Rosaiah completes six months in office; says it has been a challenging period

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah on Wednesday said the Centre would take care of the ongoing political crisis in the State in the wake of the agitation for and against Telangana.

Fielding questions in a chat with media persons on the occasion of completing six months as Chief Minister, he described the Centre as the “ultimate authority” in resolving such crises.

He recalled how the Centre responded to the situation in the State and appointed Justice Srikrishna committee. When the Centre was examining the issue there was no need for any one to squabble or develop hatred.

To a question, Mr. Rosaiah said the government was not handing over any representation to the Srikrishna committee. Nor did the panel seek its views.

But on the committee's request, he had asked all the departments to furnish the data required by it.

He admitted that the last six months had been quite a challenging period for him beginning with the unfortunate death of former Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

There was a vacuum and the party high command wanted him to take over. As a disciplined soldier he assumed charge.

‘Too much democracy'

“I got cooperation from some but some did not extend it. There is too much of democracy in our party”.

Asked if the party would contest the coming byelections to 12 Assembly constituencies necessitated by the resignation of 10 TRS, one each of TDP and BJP MLAs, he signalled to APCC president, D. Srinivas sitting besides him and said: “It is for him and the high command to decide. In Congress, PCC president's place is higher than that of the Chief Minister”.

On when he planned to fill the vacancies to the nominated posts like chairmanship of corporations, he ruled out the possibility for now saying the situation was volatile.

Slams Opposition

Mr. Rosaiah took a dig at the Opposition's strident stand in the Assembly and said it was stalling the proceedings for every small issue. By doing this the Opposition was sending wrong message to the young first time MLAs who get disheartened that they were not getting a chance to speak as well as to the voters.


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