Hyderabad: Describing the remarks of remarks of Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on morality as “most inappropriate”, TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday said that it was an attempt to project the TRS government as “too pious”. Other Opposition leaders too did not take too kindly to the Governor’s address.
The Governor, in his address to the joint session of the TS Legislature said: “Our Legislature is the sanctum sanctorum of democracy.” Among the legislators in attendance were members who had defected from other parties to TRS in open violation of the Anti-Defection Act.
“The Governor himself did not take any action on petitions submitted by the Opposition against MLAs and MLCs who defected to other parties,” Mr Reddy said. “Without a sense of any accountability, the Governor is trying to lecture others on the importance of Legislature and Democracy. It’s strange that Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudan Chary and Council Chairman Swamy Goud were seated next to the Governor. Both of them had remained inert on the disqualification petitions filed against legislators who had defected to the TRS showing utter disrespect to the Constitution and Law,” he said.
“There was nothing new in Governor’s address. It reflected TRS manifesto,” said Dr K. Laxman, BJP Floor leader. TD MLA A. Revanth Reddy alleged that TRS government's schemes remained on paper and haven't moved an inch on the ground....