KCR must step down as CM: Shabbir

Kamareddy, Nov 8: Former minister and ex-Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir said that K. Chandrashekhar Rao had no moral right to continue as the Chief Minister of Telangana after High Court has indicted his government of furnishing false information on RTC issue.

He was speaking to media persons on Friday at the ‘Maha Dharna’ at Kamareddy which was organised as part of Congress party’s nationwide protest against wrong economic policies of BJP Government at the Centre.

Shabbir Ali said that the division bench of High Court headed by Chief Justice R. S. Chauhan admonished the officials for suppressing the facts on RTC dues and payments. Since the officials were representing the Chief Minister, entire blame goes on KCR for forcing the officials to furnish incorrect information. “The remarks made by the High Court were quite serious and unprecedented. KCR has no moral responsibility to continue on the CM’s post and he must immediately step down,” he demanded.

He pointed that in 1964, the then Chief Minister Neelam Sanjiva Reddy had resigned voluntarily following unfavourable observations made against the Government of Andhra Pradesh by the Supreme Court in the Bus Routes Nationalisation case. Similarly, in 1992, N. Janardhan Reddy had step down following his indictment in colleges capitation fee controversy. 
He said those leaders took responsibility of every action under their regime. However, KCR appears to have no morals or ethics and therefore, he did not even react on such serious remarks by the High Court. He said that the High Court, on Friday, stayed the KCR Cabinet’s decision to privatise 5,100 routes till further hearing on Monday.
 “Over a dozen major decisions of TRS Government have been reversed by the High Court in the last five years. Instead of learning from mistakes and taking corrective measures, KCR became habitual of facing court’s wrath for wrong decisions,” he said.

Shabbir Ali alleged that TRS Govt was using escalated figures to show Telangana as rich State. “Lakhs of jobs were lost in Telangana after GST and demonetisation and strangely both the decisions of PM Modi had the support of KCR. Nearly 30 lakh youth are jobless in Telangana. 
More than 18.25 lakh highly educated youth are registered with Telangana State Public Service Commission. KCR is neither providing them job nor giving promised Unemployment Allowance of Rs. 3,016 per month,” he said.

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