It is an open secret that Governor of the two Telugu states E S L Narasimhan has utmost partiality towards Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.There was not a single incident in the past of the Governor acting against the interests of KCR.
In fact, he was very critical of some of the decisions of Andhra Pradesh government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu, but he never opposed any of the decisions taken by the Telangana government.And when KCR decided to dissolve the state assembly and go in for early elections, the Governor went exactly according to the former’s script, without caring for the opinions of the opposition parties.
So, it was nothing but natural to expect from Narasimhan to treat the opposition parties with utter contempt, when they went in a delegation to him to submit a memorandum seeking removal of KCR government and imposition of President’s Rule in the state.
Telangana PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the caretaker government had been witch-hunting of the opposition party leaders by digging out old cases and getting them arrested.
“We are afraid there would not be free and fair elections in the state if KCR continues in his seat. So, we request you to recommend for the President’s Rule in the state,” he told the Governor.
The other opposition leaders like Prof M Kodandaram of Telangana Jana Samithi, Chada Venkat Reddy of CPI and L Ramana of the TDP accused KCR of behaving like a monarch and taking irresponsible decisions. They demanded President’s Rule in the state.
However, the Governor cared a damn for their representation and reportedly told them not to make such silly representations.
“The response from the Governor was very discouraging. He never bothered to go through our representation and give a patient hearing to our point of view,” Kodandaram said.