Telugu Desam Party Politburo Member and senior leader K Yerrannaidu on Saturday demanded that a case should be registered against Chief Minister K Rosaiah and all those who participated in the dharna against former RSS chief K Sudarshan at Basheerbagh Crossroads on Friday, for violating the law.
Talking to media persons at the NTR Trust Bhavan after a politburo meeting, Mr Yerrannaidu stated that, “never in the history of the state has any Chief Minister participated in a Dharna, but Mr Rosaiah has not only shrugged aside protocol, but also violated the existing rules and regulation by participating in the Dharna at a place where Section 144 was in force.”
The senior TDP leader added that Mr Rosaiah had taken part in the dharna to get in the good books of AICC president Sonia Gandhi and to make his post safe.
Mr Yerrannaidu further questioned why the police department had not registered cases against the Chief Minister and other activists for violating rules.
The senior TDP leader also revealed that the politburo meeting had discussed the deaths of about a 100 persons who committed suicides due to the strong arm tactics of the Microfinance institutions while recovering loans.
Mr Yerrannaidu stated that the Congress Government should be held responsible for the deaths since both the Central and State Governments have failed to stop the MFIs.
He accused the state government of failing to clear the outstanding Rs 352 crore for the Pavala Vaddi scheme, introduced by former chief minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy. He said that the neglect to release funds for the scheme had forced the members of the Self Help Groups to take loans from the MFIs.
Mr Yerrannaidu added that the government should stringent action against the MFIs and also called on the people not to repay the loans they had taken, apart from the principal amount.