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Government prepared for debate, says Rosaiah

Other parties to participate in the debate

Not the right time, says CPI leader

HYDERABAD: The main Opposition Telugu Desam Party is likely to move a no confidence motion against the government in the Assembly on Thursday and utilise the opportunity to castigate the four-year- old Congress rule for various omissions and commissions.

Legislative Affairs Minister K. Rosaiah says that the government is prepared to discuss and respond to the motion in an appropriate manner and if necessary, extend the budget session.

No other opposition party has come forward to support the motion, but the CPI(M), CPI and the BJP have made it clear that though they are not signatories to the motion, they will definitely participate in the debate targeting the government.

Senior TDP legislator Yanamala Ramakrishnudu told The Hindu that as the Speaker has no option but to admit the motion and put it to discussion for two days, the party would highlight failure of the government on all fronts. The party would put the government on the mat, for rampant corruption and for failing to check rise in prices of essential commodities. The government was given sufficient time of four years to govern and now it was time to hold it accountable, he said.

No support from parties

On the lack of support from other parties, he said in the past too, TDP moved the motion all alone, against the governments headed by K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy in 1993 and M. Channa Reddy in 1990.

But since all parties would get an opportunity to take on the government, no legislator would let it go. TDLP deputy leader T. Devender Goud and secretary E. Dayakar Rao had approached the other parties for support.

CPI(M) floor leader N. Narasimhaiah said his party had decided against signing the notice for introduction of the motion but would not spare the government. “We will go all out to attack the government.”

CPI leader Chada Venkat Reddy said the party differed with main Opposition as it was not the right time to move the motion.

BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy hoped that the TDP would not repeat what it had done to the discussion on corruption.