Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao unequivocally demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should withdraw the centre’s ordinance on Delhi services matter. Addressing a joint press conference along with Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, CM KCR said that the ordinance is an insult to the people of Delhi.
KCR said that the country is going through an undeclared emergency and announced that the BRS Party will join the fight against the BJP on this issue. The ordinance was introduced by the central government to override the Supreme Court’s decision concerning services matters of Delhi officers which was in favour of the Delhi government. CM KCR said that the party will put all its efforts to stall the passage of the ordinance in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
CM KCR observed that the central government is not letting the state governments function peacefully. “PM Modi is going in the way of former PM Indira Gandhi who tried to overrule the Supreme Court’s decision by amending the Constitution and later declared an emergency in the country,” the CM said.
CM KCR said that the BJP lost miserably in the recently held Karnataka Assembly Elections despite the PM bowing down to the public in Karnataka roadshows. Even after the drubbing, the party is still not mending its way, he added.
Speaking at the press meet, Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal said that the fight was not just for Delhi but also for safeguarding the Indian Constitution. “We got the Supreme Court ruling in our favour after fighting for eight years but the central government brought the ordinance in just eight days,” Kejriwal said. He questioned where should the people of this country go if the Supreme Court’s decision is dishonoured.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said that the centre is troubling the state government by using governors. “Raj Bhavans became BJP offices and governors became BJP’s star campaigners,” Mann said.
Aravind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann were in Hyderabad to seek CM KCR’s support in their fight against the central government on the ordinance. KCR hosted them for lunch and both the CMs thanked KCR for the hospitality and solidarity.