Scores of BRS leaders warned the Andhra Pradesh ministers and YSRCP leaders not to lose control of their tongues. Several ministers and MLAs of the ruling party YSRCP hurled profanities at the BRS minister KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao and the chief minister KCR.
They were all referring to the BRS reaction over the privatisation of the Vizag steel plant and Mr Harish Rao’s remarks over poor development including the roads in Andhra Pradesh.
The inaction of YSRCP and TDP and other political parties on the issue came in for sharp criticism. They did not respond as all the parties in Andhra Pradesh were trying for BJP’s grace. None of them issued any statement opposing the privatisation of the steel plant. It was Telangana chief minister Mr KCR who came out openly and went on record opposing the Centre’s move.
AP leaders S Appala Raju, Perni Nani, and others used bitter language against the BRS party leaders justifying their inaction. They spit venom as they did in the past claiming Hyderabad as joint property. However, the BRS leader gave a strong counterattack. Council deputy chairman Banda Prakash dismissed them as silly talk while Errolla Srinivas dared them to build their capital city first before criticising the Telangana government.
MLA Saidi Reddy warned the AP leaders of dire consequences if they humiliated and attacked the self-respect of Telangana leaders.
AP BRS president Thota Chandrasekhar supported Mr Harish Rao and said the remarks were pertinent. Many people in the state are adoring CM KCR and desire to have his leadership.
MLA Kranthi Kiran wanted to know if any leader in AP had the guts to talk against the privatisation of the Vizag steel plant. The Andhra leaders were totally confused and they do not know what to do with the newly found state. They have no priorities and no vision for development.
Energy minister G Jagadish Reddy reiterated that the BRS will not allow the Vizag steel plant to be privatised by the BJP government at Centre. Meanwhile, the AP student JAC state president Rayapati Jagadish and others said it was due to the pressure exerted by the BRS, the Centre backed out from the privatisation proposal now.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao