BRS leaders react sharply to Telangana Governor\'s R-Day speech

Hyderabad: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan's Republic Day address drew sharp reactions, including critical remarks, from BRS leaders here on Thursday.

Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy and Legislative Council Chairman Gutha Sukender Reddy found fault with the Governor while minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav came down heavily for Dr Soundararajan for delivering a 'political speech' on Republic Day. He said the state government would write to President Draupadi Murmu complaining against the 'unconstitutional functioning' of the Governor.

"Her comments were unwarranted. It is unfortunate that the Governor chose to breach norms on the day when our Constitution came into force in 1950," Yadav said.

MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha “thanked” the Governor for what she called ‘echoing the vision of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao."

In a Twitter reaction to the Governor’s address, she wrote, "Choosing country’s infrastructure over Central Vista during the pandemic, is what we demanded. Choosing farmers, labourers, unemployed youth over focusing on wealth generation for a few is exactly what we have been fighting for. Thank you for echoing the vision of CM KCR Garu (sic)."

Sukhender Reddy, while referring to the Governor's call to ‘protect democracy’ in the state, said, "There is no threat to democracy in Telangana. Those who are criticising the state government or question what it has achieved should also tell about what the Centre has done in the last eight years. When questioned, they talk of laying national roads. We cannot help if someone fails to notice the development achieved by Telangana in the last eight years. It's not proper to criticize farmhouses and construction of new buildings."

Srinivas Reddy said those holding constitutional positions should talk more responsibly. It's not proper to criticise someone just to show their presence, he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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