Telangana: Governor Claimed That State Govt Is Disrespecting Her
Telangana minister KTR said that the state govt will respect Tamilisai Soundararajan if she “behaves like a Governor.” He was reacting to an allegation by the Telangana Governor that the state government insulted her.
On Wednesday, she had expressed concern over authorities not turning up for her official visits in violation of protocol, and reiterated that it was not about her as an individual but that the office of the Governor should be respected.
On the other hand, KTR, however, denied the allegation and said, "Why will we have any problem with the Governor? If the Governor behaves like a Governor, we will respect her,”
"Where, when, and how was she insulted? Let her be specific. If she feels that way, it's her imagination," he added.
Tamilisai and the KCR government appear to have grown apart with the former taking exception to a minister's remarks that she visited a famous temple in the state like a BJP leader.
In retaliation, she told reporters, "Did I hold the flag of BJP when I went Lord Narasimha temple at Yadadri? Did I get a battalion of the BJP? I went there with my husband, as a simple devotee. I was not bothered whether the executive officer came or the Collector came. I went to pray to Lakshmi Narasimha. That's all. Next day, the media reported that nobody came. So, without any evidence, how can they say that?”
"I read somewhere quoting her that Kaushik Reddy's political background came in the way of his becoming Member of Legislative Council (MLC). Tamilisai Soundararajan was BJP state President in Tamil Nadu. Why didn't her political background come in the way of her becoming the Governor?" he asked.
On the other hand, she said that the CM was absent during the Constitutional Day celebrations. "So, nobody is representing (at events). That's the problem. Why is the Governor's office insulted and ignored like that? I am openly raising the issues with the people. Let them decide," she said.