“This is a conspiracy against the Opposition parties — the TRS, Telugu Desam (TD) and Praja Rajyam (PR) — aimed at preventing them from exposing the failures of the state government,” he added.
Addressing a press conference at Mancherial in the district on Wednesday, the TRS chief alleged that the state government was suppressing the voice of Opposition under the pretext of deaths in road shows. Stating that the party would file a revision petition in AP High Court on the ban, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that interacting with people was a democratic right and road show was one of the methods to meet people.
He said that it was the duty of the state machinery to ensure that there was no inconvenience to people due to road shows. The TRS president noted that scheduled road shows as part of his Telangana Jaitra Yatra were cancelled, following the High Court directions.
He wanted the the state government frame rules and regulations on road shows, instead of banning them. On alliances, Mr Chandrasekahr Rao said that the party was ready to to align with any party including the BJP to achieve a separate Telangana state if the Congress party failed to move a bill on the issue.
He demanded that the government release a white paper on the completion of irrigation projects and how many acres were provided water under much-touted Jalayagnam.
Mr Chandrasekhar Rao affirmed that the TRS was committed to the welfare of SC and ST and BC communities and declared that the party would allot 45 per cent of seats to BCs in the ensuing elections. Sources said that the TRS may call for a Telangana bandh soon demanding introduction of bill on Telangana.