Ruling TRS party and the BJP today took to task Leader of the Opposition K Jana Reddy for insisting on for a debate on birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the House to mark Children’s Day.
Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari and Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao rejected the demand of the main Opposition party on the debate. BJP leader Dr K Laxman also joined them, who fumed at Jana Reddy for trying to misguide the House by taking up a non-issue. Since the House was busy on a short debate on jobs and employment, the main Opposition cannot insist on to take up adjournment motion to debate on Nehru’s birth anniversary, Srihari said. Srihari accused the Congress of lacking any commitment for seeking debate on adjournment motion as the issues were already discussed in the House.
The Education department has not given any orders to take up debate on such top leaders and it is not the practice of the House, he said. Srihari also said the government was conducting birth anniversaries of former President Sarvepally Radhakrishnan and Constitution architect Dr B R Ambedkar. He sought to know as to why the Opposition was stalling the debate on the crucial issue of jobs during the short discussion. “This attitude of Jana Reddy and his colleagues can be attributed to disrupting the House to gain political mileage”, he charged.
Harish Rao expressed similar views saying that the Opposition was trying to insert a new tradition in the House while it was discussing on jobs for youth. The Opposition was coming in the way of the debate as it will disclose the failures of the previous government, he added. Laxman also criticized Jana Reddy for disrupting the debate on jobs. The Congress does not like filling posts and its discussion in the House, the BJP leader fumed. (NSS)