Action On Congress MLAs "Harsh But Necessary": KCR
The Telangana CM said though the action against the Congress members was harsh, it was necessary to uphold democratic values and the dignity of the legislature.
Hyderabad | 13th March 2018
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that though the action initiated against the Congress members was "harsh", it was necessary to uphold democratic values, and the dignity and prestige of the legislature.
Speaking in the Telangana Assembly soon after the expulsion of Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and Sampath Kumar, and the suspension of 11 other Congress MLAs, the Chief Minister described yesterday's incident as very unfortunate and painful. In politics one couldn't resort to such unruly and dastardly acts to vent frustration and impatience, he observed.
KCR further said that the law and order issue was under control during the last four years of the TRS regime and the people were leading a peaceful life because his government did not hesitate to deal firmly with and crush disruptive forces. He said that the rule was the same for everyone, and resorting to unruly acts under the garb of being an elected representative would not be tolerated.
The Chief Minister further said that the Congress had been acting with a vengeance against the TRS ever since Telangana was formed. Within just five days after the formation of the state, the Congress leaders had already indulged in burning his effigies, he claimed.
"When he went to meet the Prime Minister, they indulged in a vitriolic tirade against me. They had even launched false propaganda about my health by spreading rumours that I was going to the USA for treatment and that I might die there itself. All these had pained me a lot," he said.
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