The Congress candidate for the upcoming MLC elections in the Khammam-Warangal-Nalgonda graduates' constituency, Ramulu Naik, today said that neither the TRS nor the BJP had any right to seek the votes of the constituency's residents for the elections.
He alleged that the sitting MLC in the constituency, TRS' Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, had done nothing for its development during his tenure.
Naik mockingly added that Reddy had only been able to set up a private university for himself.
The leader even said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, currently on a tour of Nalgonda district, had undertaken the tour with the sole purpose of cheating the tribals of the state and not to ensure their welfare.
Lashing out at the BJP, he said that the latter too had not done much for the state, and derided the party for not acting on its claims that it would send the CM to jail on charges of corruption.
Naik also accused Prime Minister Modi of privileging corporate interests over the interests of the people of the country, and of privatising some major public sector undertakings.
(The BJP-led Centre has attracted mass criticism for its recent decision to privatise the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant as well- the move has sparked huge protests
in the city.)
Stating that the Congress had done much to provide housing and employment opportunities to the people of the state, he urged the people of the constituency to vote for him in the upcoming MLC elections.
The fight for the Khammam-Warangal-Nalgonda seat is likely to be a tough one this year as there are many eminent contenders, including TJS founder M Kodandaram and Inti Party head Cheruku Sudhakar, vying for the post.