The Congress government of Telangana has appointed Akbaruddin Owaisi, MLA of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and brother of Asaduddin Owaisi, as the protem speaker of the assembly. The Protem Speaker is generally appointed by the senior most MLA of the House. His job is to administer oath to the new MLAs and elect the Assembly Speaker.
Although former Chief Minister KCR is the senior most MLA, he is admitted in the hospital. Tummala Nageswara Rao, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy and Akbaruddin Owaisi have become MLAs 6 times. Both Rao and Reddy have become cabinet ministers. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was the speaker in the first BRS government. Therefore, Akbaruddin Owaisi, who won from Chandrayangutta seat, will administer oath to the new MLAs of Telangana on Saturday.
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BJP MLA will not take oath in front of Owaisi – T Raja
BJP MLA T Raja Singh has given a sharp reaction on the appointment of Owaisi. He said that he will not take oath in front of Owaisi as long as he is alive. T Raja Singh said, “The Congress government has issued an order for him that tomorrow everyone will attend the oath ceremony in front of Akbaruddin Owaisi. This Raja Singh will not take oath in front of AIMIM as long as he is alive. Akbaruddin will not take oath in front of Owaisi.”
Revanth Reddy wants to follow the path of BRS – BJP MLA
Singh, BJP MLA from Goshamahal, said, “In 2018 also, the same AIMIM MLA was made the protem speaker. Didn’t take it even at that time. I want to ask Congress Chief Minister Revanth Reddy whether you want to follow the path of BRS.” T Raja Singh said, “They are in possession of government lands. They talk about killing Hindus while living in Telangana. Will you take oath in front of such a person? Revanth Reddy used to say that BRS, AIMIM and BJP are one. Now tell us what is your relationship with AIMIM.”
‘Trying to please the minorities’
He said, “There are many senior MLAs in the Assembly. Could have made them too but deliberately made a big mistake to please the minorities. But we will not leave. BJP MLA will not take oath tomorrow under any circumstances. “Whenever someone becomes the speaker in future, he will take oath.”
Congress government formed for the first time in Telangana
Let us tell you that Congress has won power by defeating BRS in Telangana Assembly elections. Congress has won 64 out of 119 seats. BRS has won 39 seats, BJP 8, AIMIM seven and CPI has won one seat.
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