Be it any kind of institution, or an organization, starting from a private entity to a government office, the idea of ‘protocol’ is considered a mandate that must be followed. But, political analysts say that it is not the same in Telangana. Opposition leaders are of opinion that the protocol policy in the state has been forgotten since the formation of the TRS government. Critics say the TRS government is acting like “we will do whatever we like in whichever way we want”. There are allegations that KCR has trained its MLAs to do so. There is a discussion in the state that all the ministers are behaving as they wish just looking at the support they are getting from the Chief Minister KCR.
State Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan recently visited Chenchupenta in the Nallamala area of the Kurnool district. However, no matter where he travels as state governor, local leaders, and officials from the area are required to participate, according to the protocol. But none of the officials showed up to receive the governor, neither did anything that has to be done as part of the protocol. Opposition parties are pointing out the inefficiency of protocol implementation in Telangana state among the officials and bashing the government for being irresponsible.
In the past too, the Republic Day celebrations were limited to Raj Bhavan. The absence of the CM and other leaders at those ceremonies led to much criticism. Apart from that, there are criticisms that the CM KCR is continuing his unorthodox activities without the Governor’s address which should have been special and vital in the recent assembly sessions.
In addition, analysts allege that the governor was insulted by not even being invited to the recent tribal fairs and festivals. Not one, or two, in many respects, the state government, and the TRS leaders were been accused of insulting the state governor by denying any respect to her. However, not even one MLA, at least the one who belongs to the constituency has shown up to meet Tamilisai Soundararajan at the venue.
On Saturday, the Governor visited the premises of Nagar Kurnool district to address the people of the region. MLAs from Nagar Kurnool, Achanpeta, Kolhapur, and Kalwakurthi constituencies are expected to attend the visit. Despite other MLAs, at least Achanpeta MLA Guvala Balaraju is required to attend this tour during her visit to his constituency, according to the protocol. But criticism is pouring in as he ignored the protocol call and didn’t show up at the venue. However, for some time now, there has been a lot of hype among political analysts that Nagar Kurnool district MLAs are also staying away from the governor’s visit as the ruling party has ordered their ministers and MLAs not to attend.