‘Can’t work as a slave’: Ex-Minister Eatala Rajender quits Telangana Rashtra Samiti
He lashes out at Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao’s ‘dictatorial’ fashion of functioning
Ending his 19-year-long affiliation with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), former Minister and Huzurabad MLA Eatala Rajender introduced his resignation from the occasion and in addition the State Legislature.
He is planning to submit his resignation personally to Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy in a day or two. He can pay his respects on the Martyrs’ Memorial earlier than assembly the Speaker.
Mr. Rajender held a press convention to announce his resignation on Friday morning and lashed out at Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao over his ‘dictatorial’ fashion of functioning and mentioned no minister might work independently below him.
“I could not work as a slave under him and that is why I am resigning from the party,” he mentioned.
Questioning the suppression of voices in Telangana, he requested whether or not Telangana would have been a actuality if the governments within the mixed Andhra Pradesh behaved equally.
“You don’t want unions now but remember how you took the help of those same unions in the Telangana agitation,” he mentioned, recalling how workers of TSRTC had been terrorised to go away the unions.
Terming Pragathi Bhavan (the CM’s official residence) as ‘Slave Bhavan’, he mentioned even Ministers had been insulted and denied entry on the gate itself.
“I, along with some Ministers, went to meet the CM but were turned away thrice from the gate itself,” he mentioned, including: “I advised them to change the name of Pragathi Bhavan to Slave Bhavan, unable to bear the insult.’
Mr. Rajender claimed that even Finance Minister T. Harish Rao, the Chief Minister’s nephew, had to face humiliation and said the CM’s attitude reflected a dictator’s mindset.
He said the CM had promoted defections from Opposition parties, despite enjoying majority, with the sole intention of silencing the Opposition’s voice on behalf of the people. “Perhaps, KCR would be thinking ‘why should there be Constitution at all and elections were held, as I can rule the state myself alone’.”
Rejecting the fees of the TRS that he gained on the occasion ticket and with Mr. Chandrashekhar Rao’s image within the marketing campaign, he mentioned if that was true even Mr. Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha too contested on the occasion ticket and misplaced.
Mr. Rajender mentioned the CM, who banked on individuals’s voice and unions throughout the agitation and elections throughout the agitation, was now completely depending on cash and conspiracies to win the elections. Everyone knew how the latest Graduate MLC elections and by-polls had been gained within the State, he added.