Adilabad: Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao are competing for publicity and making false promises. Neither of them kept the words made by them at the hustings, he said.
The Congress leader favoured bringing changes in the anti- defection law and lamented that Speakers of Assemblies and the Parliament were not acting on MLAs and MPs who are changing parties. Referring to the Congress MP Gutta Sukhender Reddy who joined the TRS, Mr Digvijay Singh said he should be dismissed.
There should be a timeframe to take a decision on defected MLAs and MPs, otherwise courts may have the authority to take action.
Addressing mediapersons here on Thursday, Mr Digvijay Singh said the TRS government has failed to implement crop loan waiver, double bed room flats for the poor and many other promises made during the elections.
Coming down heavily on the TRS government for bringing GO No. 123 into enforcement which enables land acquisition while keeping aside the Land Acquisition Bill 2013 in abeyance, which safeguarded the farmers from whom land was acquired and also labourers who will lose livelihood due to submergence of lands, under various irrigation projects.
“During registration, land is valued less that the market value and this will not provide much compensation for the land acquired from the farmers and the GO No. 123 supports this principle,” he pointed out.
“The GO has no provision of pension, assurance of a job and creating employment to the labourers unlike in Land Acquisition Bill -2013 enacted by the Congress party,” pointed out Mr Digvijay Singh and added that the Congress party will fight for the rights of the villagers losing their lands under Mallanna Sagar reservoir in Medak district.
Then Mr Digvijay Singh left for Maharashtra to participate in a meeting on Chai Ki Charcha programe organised in Varni taluk to expose the failures of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress leaders Eleti Maheshwar Reddy, Premsagar Rao, Ramachandra Reddy, Gandrath Sujatha, Naresh Rathod and others were present....