Withdraw “Chalo Assembly”, talk in BAC: Harish tells CLP leader

Minister for Irrigation and Legislature Affairs T Harish Rao today launched a broadside against the Opposition Congress for its proposed plan of “Chalo Assembly” on October 27 when the Winter session begins.

Addressing the media, Harish Rao ridiculed that the 100-year-old Congress was resorting to cheap and heinous politics when the ruling party was ready to discuss anything and conduct the Assembly session for any number of days. He said the Congress should refrain from making silly remarks and immoral politics of making cheap allegations against the government. “Let the Congress leaders give their voice in the BAC on October 26 on any issue and withdraw the “Chalo Assembly” plan”, he suggested.

“We have respect for Leader of Opposition K Jana Reddy for his long stint as minister and MLA, who should rethink on the Chalo Assembly plan”, the minister said. He also sought to know whether Jana Reddy wants such a protest which was commonly taken up by those voiceless, political parties and people’s associations. “We are ready for debate on any issue and the Opposition can have its voice in the Assembly. There is no meaning in organizing Chalo Assembly by the Opposition which was running away from its responsibility on people’s issues”, he said. He also said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wants the Assembly session to go on for at least three to four weeks to dedicate time to address problems of the people. The Government and KCR are committed to resolve the people’s problems and the Opposition cannot run away from its responsibilities, he added.

Harish Rao also ridiculed the Congress for planning to take up a street fight instead of discussing the issues in the august House. He also recalled that the Congress party had failed to debate on the issues during last Assembly session which went on till late night. The Congress did not want long sessions of the Assembly and urged the Treasury benches to wind up, he added. (NSS)