TPCC vice-president G Niranjan wrote to Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan asking her to intervene and ensure the dismissal of the Labour Minister from the Cabinet
Hyderabad: Taking objection to Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy’s comments against TPCC president A Revanth Reddy, Congress leaders on Thursday demanded that he be dismissed from the State Cabinet immediately.
TPCC vice-president G Niranjan wrote to Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan asking her to intervene and ensure the dismissal of the Labour Minister from the Cabinet.
Objecting to the foul language used by the Minister while addressing media persons on Wednesday and for his remarks against the TPCC president, NIranjan said: “He is behaving like a street rowdy. If we do not put an end to this sort of politics, I am afraid that politics in Telangana will end up in street fights.” He also appealed to the Governor to appoint a committee to enquire into the lands purchased by the Labour Minister.
Similarly, TPCC vice-president Mallu Ravi said Malla Reddy was “unfit to continue in the Cabinet” and should be dismissed immediately. As a mark of protest against the Minister’s remarks, Youth Congress leaders burnt effigies of the Minister in different parts of the State.
Hyderabad: Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy on Thursday reiterated his challenge to TPCC president A Revanth Reddy to resign as Malkajgiri MP and contest elections afresh against him. “This will clear the air over his false claims. People will deliver their verdict and let Revanth Reddy accept the challenge and resign as an MP,” Malla Reddy said, addressing the media here.
Defending his comments against the TPCC president, the Minister asked if it was fair on the part of Revanth Reddy to abuse Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, MAUD Minister K T Rama Rao or any other Minister. “Is it justified or correct for Revanth Reddy to call me a joker, broker or a land grabber?” questioned Malla Reddy, adding that it was the TPCC president who drew first blood.
“It was only after the Malkajgiri MP abused me personally that I challenged him. He should bear in mind that if he continues to abuse, then he will get back in the same coin,” Malla Reddy said.
“No other State in the country can match Telangana government in implementation of welfare programmes. Mere accusations or abusing the Chief Minister or MAUD Minister repeatedly will not be tolerated anymore,” the Minister said.
On charges of land grabbing and irregularities pertaining to his educational institutions, the Minister replied that the Union HRD Ministry had given a written reply in Parliament that was in public domain.
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