Congress unable to resolve T-issue: K.E. Krishna Murthy
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Polit Bureau member and MLA K.E. Krishna Murthy denied any role for the TDP in the bifurcation of the State saying the primary responsibility lay with the ruling party which had to initiate the process.
Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Mr. Murthy wondered why the pro-Telángana parties were after TDP which clarified its stand. The Congress had neither committed to forming Telangana state nor promised to keep the state together. The bifurcation was an issue pending before the ruling party and not the opposition parties.
He said the Congress was unable to resolve the issue within its own party as it was purely guided by the principle of electoral gains. The TDP could only wait and watch the events that were going to unfold in the state in the coming days. He asked the people not to worry too much over the issue which was not a simple process.
Mr. Murthy said the TDP would concentrate on burning issues like hike in power charges which hurt every family in the State.
The Government imposed a burden of Rs. 12,000 crore on public and was likely to increase it further. On the other hand, the power supply and generation was in doldrums. The State slipped into a crisis due to neglect of the AP Genco which was meant for producing more electricity.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy who lacked administrative experience, was unable to resolve the power crisis, he said.
Mr. Murthy called upon public, people’s organisations and political parties to join hands with it to launch a struggle against the government proposal on hiking power tariff. The TDP would organise demonstrations at substations, picketing and even locking the electricity offices.
Mr. Murthy derided the signature campaign by YSRC party seeking release of Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, wondering if the partymen obtained signatures of VANPIC victims and those who lost land during the YSR regime. “The party should fight the case in the court of law and prove the innocence of their leader”, he added.
District president Somisetty Venkateswarlu was also present.
‘Chief Minister lacks administrative experience to resolve the power crisis’ ‘Join hands with TDP to launch a struggle against move to hike power tariff’
‘Chief Minister lacks administrative experience to resolve the power crisis’
‘Join hands with TDP to launch a struggle against move to hike power tariff’