Govt slammed over RTI appointments

Hyderabad, February 2, 2013: The State Government
again sending the once rejected names of Information Commissioners shows that
the ruling party and main opposition TDP have a clear understanding on the
issue and the deal was fixed for mutual benefit much earlier, YSR Congress has

“The four names rejected by the Governor on the
grounds that they have political affiliations were again sent for approval
without making any changes as there was a deal between the ruling Congress and
main opposition TDP on the issue,” YSRCP spokesperson Vasiredddy Padma told
reporters here on Saturday.  

By reiterating the names, the spirit of
transparency in governance is totally lost and our stand that Congress and TDP
are working in tandem for mutual benefit has been vindicated, she said.  

Eight names were finalised by the committee
comprising Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, his deputy Damodar
Rajanarasimha and Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu in December. The
names were proposed by leaders of both the parties. But four names were
rejected and sent back for reconsideration by Governor ESL Narasimhan as they
had four political affiliations.  

The government, after lapse of some time, sent
back the same four names as Congress and TDP had made a deal much earlier. The
two parties’ style of functioning clearly shows that they are mutually
supporting each other though it goes against the democratic spirit, she said.  

Coming down heavily on N Chandrababu Niadu’s
remarks that YSRCP is a jail party, she said the TDP leader cannot sit in
judgment and use such language.  

No charges were proved and CBI is still unable
to find evidence against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is still an accused. The two
parties have conspired to defame YSR family members and jointly filed case
against Jagan and with the help of CBI are trying to delay the bail. Over two
crore people have signed in favour of Jagan Mohan Reddy.  

“It is better if Chandrababu Naidu guards his
tongue and should know the status of an accused. He cannot sit on judgment on
the issue,” she said adding that he has been speaking in a language and tenor
that does not suit a person who was chief minister for nine years.  

He has been even distorting fables as he is
fast losing base and people’s support. NTR had boycotted Naidu and he was
rejected by people twice. He should answer as to why he is on a Save Congress
mission, she said.


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