Hyderabad, Oct.31 (Hydnow): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS Government not only neglected the Dubbak Assembly constituency, but ignored Ramalinga Reddy who represented the segment for four terms.
Addressing Congress leaders, Incharges and cadre of Dubbak Assembly constituency through Zoom App and Facebook live on Saturday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress campaign has been successful so far and the party was able to reach all the voters in every polling booth. He claimed that the Congress party was getting overwhelming response from the voters and its candidate Srinivas Reddy would register a comfortable victory in the by-elections to be held on November 3.
Reddy alleged that the TRS Government completely neglected development of Dubbak constituency. He said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Ministers Harish Rao and K.T. Rama Rao focussed on their constituencies Gajwel, Siddipet and Sircilla. But they never looked at adjoining Dubbak Assembly segment and did nothing for its development. He said Ramalinga Reddy was completely ignored by CM KCR, Harish Rao and KTR. He himself admitted on the floor of the Assembly he was unable to develop Dubbak due to lack of cooperation from the local authorities.
He said Ramalinga Reddy was never made a minister although he was a four-time MLA. Ridiculing Harish Rao’s claims of his close association with late Ramalinga Reddy, he asked why Harish Rao did not resign from the cabinet to facilitate Ramalinga Reddy get a berth in the State cabinet. He said Harish Rao has no moral ground to seek votes from the people of Dubbak.
The TPCC Chief said whatever development Dubbak has witnessed was due to the efforts of former MLA Ch. Muthyam Reddy. He said it was Muthyam Reddy who developed villages and brought funds for other projects in the constituency.
Uttam also said that BJP candidate Raghunandan Rao was a close relative of Minister Harish Rao and they belong to the same caste. Further, he said Raghunanda Rao was facing rape charges. He said Raghunanda Rao would immediately join TRS if he wins the by-elections.
The TPCC Chief said that people of Dubbak have realised that both TRS and BJP were two sides of the same coin. He said that the TRS Government did not give a single rupee as compensation to farmers who lost crops spread across 13 lakh acres as they did not have crop insurance. He said that the TRS Govt has failed to fulfill any of the promises it has made with the people. He said both BJP Govt at the Centre and TRS Govt in Telangana did not provide promised jobs to the unemployed youth. He said KCR Govt was yet to fulfil the promise of giving unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,016 per month to the jobless youth although it completed nearly two years in power in the second term.
Reddy accused the TRS party of distributing cash and liquor using local police to influence the voters in Dubbak by-elections. He also alleged that senior Congress leaders were being harassed by the police so as to prevent them from participating in the campaign. He asked as to why the police were not searching Pragati Bhavan, KCR’s farm house or the residences of TRS leaders where they stashed huge cash to lure voters in elections.
The TPCC president also alleged that the TRS Govt was tapping the phone calls of Congress leaders using retired officials. He said that he would take up the issue of phone tapping with the Lok Sabha Speaker.
He asked the Congress cadre to stay focussed on campaign for the next 36 hours. He said that he would be stationed in Siddipet on November 2 & 3 during the elections.
Later in the day, Uttam participated in the death anniversary function of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Siddipet Congress Office. He, along with other senior leaders, paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi. Recalling her services, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Indira Gandhi sacrificed her life for the integrity of the nation and her contribution in nation building would be remembered forever. (Hydnow)