“Why should the leaders from Telangana always serve as deputies to the leaders from the other two regions of the state?” questioned Congress MLA from Warangal district T Rajaiah on Friday, giving a new twist to the government’s decision to name leaders from Telangana as the Deputy Chief Minister and Deputy Speaker.
Talking to media persons on the Assembly premises, Mr Rajaiah alleged that the government had discriminated against the Telangana region by appointed the region’s MLAs as deputies to the MLAs from Seemandhra region for the two important posts.
“The Telangana MLAs are facing lot of injustice in the appointments to Constitutional posts. Telangana have not been given proper representation despite having a population of 4 crore people,” Mr Rajaiah stated.
He also criticised Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for recommending names of Telangana leaders for the Deputy Speaker post, but not for the Speaker’s post.
Mr Rajaiah stated that the Telangana MLAs would raise this issue before the Congress High Command and demand that the injustice be set right.
The MLA further appealed to the state government to make a statement on Telangana issue before the introduction of the No Confidence Motion against the Chief Minister.
“Based on the statement given by the government, the MLAs from Telangana would take a decision whether to support the Motion or not,” Mr Rajaiah stated.