Sridhar shifted to avoid trouble: Kiran Kumar Reddy

Kiran, whose recent move of changing minister D. Sridhar Babu’s portfolio has snowballed.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, whose recent move of changing minister D. Sridhar Babu’s portfolio has snowballed into a major controversy, has justified his action by saying that when the Telangana Bill would come up for discussion in the Assembly, Sridhar Babu, hailing from Telangana, would be inconvenienced as a legislative affairs minister. To avoid this he changed Sridhar Babu’s portfolio.

This was told by Kiran Kumar Reddy to government chief whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy when the latter met him at his office in the Assembly on Friday. But Telangana Congress MLAs wondered why it would be particularly inconvenient to Sridhar Babu and not to the new minister of legislative affairs S. Shailajanath, who is from Seemandhra.

They felt the Chief Minister’s argument was not convincing. When asked about Sridhar Babu’s resignation letter, the Chief Minister asked with a smile, “Is that about love letter?”?When reminded that some were saying that he has bowled a bouncer to Sridhar Babu, the Chief Minister said, “I know the cricket language as a cricketer, but I am not able understand their cricket language.”

Meanwhile, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana denied the allegations made by Telugu Desam leaders that both Kiran Kumar Reddy and Sridhar Babu are trying to boost their images in their regions by match-fixing. The PCC chief said there was no match fixing between the two.

Former minister and senior MLA J.C. Diwakar Reddy said by changing the portfolio no injustice was being done to Sridhar Babu. Diwakar Reddy said he will reply after the Assembly sessions to the show cause notice which was given to him by party high command.

Next: Sridhar is convener of T parties

Sridhar is convener of T parties

Hyderabad: The Telangana MLAs be-longing to the Congress, TD, TRS and BJP have formed “Telangana All-Party Coordination Committee (TAPCC)” on Friday. D. Sridhar Babu, who has resigned as minister on Thursday, was made its convener.

The Telangana MLAs met on Friday and decided to work unitedly, cutting across party lines, till January 23. They have decided to prevent attempts by any Seemandhra minister or MLA to move a resolution in favour of a united state of Andhra Pradesh.

After the meeting, minister K. Jana Reddy told the media that they will work together till they achieve the separate Telangana state. He said they felt the need since there is no hope for a discussion on the Telangana Bill in the Assembly.

They have also decided to submit their opinions on the Telangana Bill in writing to the Speaker and ask him to treat it as their opinion on the Telangana Bill. If the same situation continues in the Assembly they will go to Delhi and submit their opinions and amendments to some clauses in the Telangana Bill in writing to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

( Source : dc )
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