CM Revanth and ministers’ prolonged stay in Delhi hindered governance in Telangana

Neglecting the governance, Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has been stationed in Delhi for the past five days, deeply engaged in internal party discussions. Criticism has emerged, pointing out that while he met with four central ministers during the first three days, the subsequent two days were spent entirely in meetings with senior party members. Deputy CM Bhatti Vikramarka, seven ministers, and numerous MLAs are also in Delhi. While some have returned after their meetings, others remain in Delhi.

Critics argue that stationing of almost the entire cabinet in Delhi has disrupted governance in the state. Chief Minister Revanth Reddy oversees crucial departments like Home, Education, and Municipal Affairs. Concerns have been raised about the state’s law and order, with a spate of crimes suggesting a lapse in policing. Meanwhile, the admission process in schools and higher education institutions, along with the transfer and promotion of teachers, requires close supervision and these responsibilities are hindered by the CM’s prolonged stay in Delhi.

Over the past five days, CM Revanth Reddy has been perceived as prioritizing party discussions over governance. Initially, he traveled to Delhi to participate in the oath-taking ceremony of MPs. Meetings followed with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, Union Urban Development Minister Manoharlal Khattar, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday, and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday. However, Thursday and Friday were dedicated to internal party matters, including discussions on MLC Jeevan Reddy Alaka, cabinet expansion, nominated posts, and the appointment of the PCC president. His scheduled return to Telangana on Thursday night and visit to Warangal on Friday were postponed to Saturday.

Citizens expressing grievances at the secretariat have found no one available to address their concerns. Critics argue that such scenarios are typical in Congress ruling and suggest that people must adapt to these patterns once more.