Congress Dubs KCR Survey Fake
Several Congress leaders pooh-poohed the TRS internal survey of Telangana MLAs, and challenged KCR to go in for elections if he was indeed confident of his survey.
Hyderabad | 28th May 2017
Alleging that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's government was the most corrupt in the country, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that a TRS victory in the next elections was impossible.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, Reddy said that the Chief Minister was cooking up surveys to mislead the people. He demanded that KCR disclose the name of the institute which conducted the survey if it was indeed done.
(The TRS claimed yesterday that an internal survey of MLAs showed that KCR led the approval ratings with a 98% score, KTR was second with 91% and T Harish Rao was third with 88%.)
Reddy said that the Congress would give a chargesheet on the Narendra Modi and KCR governments in the meeting to be held at Sangareddy on June 1 in which AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi would participate.
Congress senior leader T Jeevan Reddy demanded that KCR get the MLAs who defected to his party to resign and contest the elections if he indeed believed his own surveys.
Reddy asked the TRS supremo why he was conducting surveys again and again. It showed that KCR had little confidence in his MLAs, he said, and alleged that the state government was trying to cheat the people with bogus surveys. He also slammed the Chief Minister saying that the latter had made the state debt-ridden. He predicted KCR's defeat in Gajwel in the next election.
Leader Of Opposition in the Telangana Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir dared KCR to go in for early elections if he believed in his surveys.
"At least KCR should get his son K T Rama Rao to resign from the Sircilla MLA position and seek a fresh election to prove his survey's authenticity. The Congress is ready to contest in Sircilla, and the result will reveal the strength of the TRS in the state," he said. He expressed wonder at KTR rising to 91% from 46% within two months.
Nalgonda MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, too, similarly asked KCR to get his party MP Gutha Sukhender Reddy to resign and contest against him (Komatireddy) if the TRS chief was indeed confident of his survey. He said that he would quit politics if he lost an election against Gutha.
Dubbing KCR's survey as a "Khiladi Survey", Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy alleged that KCR was releasing surveys one by one only to sidetrack the public issues.
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