Hyderabad, Feb 4 (INN): Congress MLC MS Prabhakar has alleged that Commercial Taxes Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav is acting like ‘De facto Chief Minister’ of Telangana.
Speaking to media persons in Assembly premises here, Prabhakar alleged that Talasani has been conducting reviewing meetings with the officials of various departments, which are not part of his ministry. He said that Talasani has been calling officials to his official residence or chambers in the Secretariat to hold review meetings. Despite being Home Minister, Nayani Narasimha Reddy never called any senior police official to his residence. But Talasani summoned City Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy to his residence reportedly for a review meeting. Similarly, GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar and other senior officials are being summoned on regular basis for the meetings with the minister.
Prabhakar asked whether Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao delegated such powers to Talasani. If not, then the Chief Minister should take immediate action against Talasani for violating the constitutional norms. He said Talasani has been serving as a minister without even acceptance of his resignation as the TDP MLA. Therefore, it was wrong to expect any moral behaviour from him. He said that the Chief Minister should at least issue a clarification in this regard.