Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav today lashed out at the opposition parties for seeking to know the whereabouts of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
The CM has not been seen anywhere for nearly two weeks now, and rumours are rampant that he is in quarantine in his farmhouse.
Responding to more and more opposition leaders wanting to know where the CM had disappeared when the state and the city were gripped by the coronavirus crisis, Yadav asked them what loss they were facing due to the Chief Minister not being seen.
Had the administration stalled or had any welfare programs stopped, he asked.
He asked them to cut their "foolish" talk about the CM needing to be visible during a crisis.
He also flayed the Congress and the BJP for their allegations on the coronavirus spread and testing in the state.
He sought to know why the opposition leaders were resorting to false charges on the virus, and said that they (the leaders) were just talking nonsense and were of no use.
He specifically hit out at union Minister of State G Kishan Reddy for his comments on the corona cases in Telangana.
The BJP leaders should first talk about why the coronavirus was not under control in Delhi, Yadav said.
He also asked the BJP leaders to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a health emergency in the country to tackle the pandemic, instead of focusing on Telangana. He also pooh-poohed the candle light and claps initiatives of the Modi government.
Yadav also opined that there was no need for another lockdown in the city to contain the virus spread.
Since the virus could not be contained it was for the people to be careful and follow guidelines, he said.
"We can check the spread by taking the necessary measures individually," he said.