HYDERABAD: The Congress leaders have strongly criticised Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and said that he had no respect for B.R. Ambedkar, the main architect of the Indian Constitution.
They said that the CM had no time to even garland the statue of Ambe-dkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Saturday.
Speaking to the media along with former minister D. Sridhar Babu, Opposition leader in the Telangana Legislative Council Mohammad Ali Shabbir said the CM and the TRS government had no respect for Ambedkar.
Mr Shabbir Ali said the CM does not like garlanding the statues of Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan Ram and neither does he have the time.
Mr Shabbir Ali said that Mr Chandrasekhar Rao had announced that a 125 feet Ambedkar’s statue would be set up but nothing has been done to date. However, he has constructed Pragathi Bhavan with `300 crore, he said.
Meanwhile expelled Congress MLA Komati-reddy Venkata Reddy, speaking to the media at Nalgonda, also said that the CM had no time to pay homage to Ambe-dkar on his birth anniversary.
He said that all the Ch-ief Ministers had paid tribute to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary but the Telangana CM sat in Pragathi Bhavan and did nothing. He said that Mr Chandrasekhar Rao’s attitude was very shameful and he strongly condemned it.
Mr Shabbir Ali said that the CM had cheated all the sections of the society and people will teach him a lesson in the next elections. He said sand worth `10,000 crore was transported from Telangana but the state records showed only `1,300 crore.
He said across the State all bore wells had dried up and farmers faced crop loss. The rest of the public would also face severe shortage of drinking water in the coming months, he said....