Central government looking down on Telangana, says Talasani

Srinivas Yadav, without naming any political party or person, also said some people were resorting to ugly politicking amid the pandemic.

By   |  Published: 17th May 2021  2:26 pmUpdated: 17th May 2021  8:18 pm
Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav addressing a press conference on Monday.

Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Monday said the Central government was looking down on Telangana and not ensuring medical supplies on time.

Addressing a press conference here, the Minister said that on the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and IT minister KT Rama Rao, Task Force committees were regularly monitoring the pandemic situation in the State.

“They are coordinating with NGOs and the Central government on the quantity of medical supplies required in the State. Despite this, it seems that the Central government is looking down on us, which is quite evident,” he said. The Minister, without naming any political party or person, said some people were resorting to ugly politicking amid the pandemic.

“I request the opposition parties to cooperate with the government in these unprecedented times. If they are not able to do so they should quietly sit at home instead of talking gibberish and creating trouble,” said the Minister. “Yesterday we witnessed an incident. Instead of distributing food during relaxation hours, he wanted to distribute food only during the lockdown when everything is closed. And then he asks whether food distribution is wrong. What about the people?” he asked, adding that some party leaders were playing to the gallery in the name of food distribution.

“Our MLAs and corporators are also distributing food and all parties have the right to do that. We don’t have an objection to food distribution but it should be done during the lockdown relaxation hours. If someone serves food at 7am or 8 am, why will someone have an objection?” the Minister asked, adding that members of the ruling party at the Centre should not make negative comments on every initiative taken by the State government. “Even we can retaliate, but we are a party with responsibilities,” he added.