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Tenders issue: we proved our sincerity, says Rosaiah

By Our Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD, NOV. 20. The Finance Minister, K. Rosaiah, has said that the State Government had proved its sincerity in tendering process for irrigation projects by correcting a `minor lapse' and issuing a re-notification in the wake of the High Court setting aside the earlier process.

The Government acted with alacrity on the court direction. It decided against approaching the Supreme Court, he told reporters here on Saturday.

Taking a strong objection to the TDP demand for resignation of the Chief Minister following the adverse remarks of the court, Mr. Rosaiah wondered how many times the TDP Government would have been in crisis going by the dismissal of its decisions by the High Court.

Past recalled

He referred to a specific observation of the High Court on an occasion when the TDP Government under the Chief Ministership of N.T. Rama Rao, granted parole to a convict in a murder at Bollapalli village of Prakasam district against the advice of the SP and Collector. It said "the autocratic rule of the Government surpassed that of the Nizam."

A former TDP Minister, Ramasubba Reddy, appealed to the Supreme Court against an order of the High Court in a case. But, the apex court upheld the High Court judgement.

Mr. Rosaiah said the TDP leaders would not have resorted to such cheap talk if it honours the High Court verdict.

CLP's poser to Naidu

Meanwhile, the Congress Legislature Party, has asked the TDP to clarify whether it was in favour of the projects or not.

Talking to the media on Saturday, the CLP spokesperson, G. Muddukrishnama Naidu, and its associate member, Puli Veeranna, the party MP, Balashouri, asked the TDP chief, N. Chandrababu Naidu, whether he wanted to continue his anti-farmer policies?

Accusing the TD of neglecting the irrigation sector that led to a spate of suicide by farmers, they asked whether it had not undertaken the works on city flyovers without designs.

Alleging TD leaders hand in several scams including the stamp paper scam, they riducled M.V.Mysoora Reddy for being a partner of the "Big Boss" in spreading canards.

Asking the TD to desist from distorting the court directive, they said the order only sought changes in procedural formalities.

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