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Congress Ridicules KCR's Objection To TDP Alliance

The party pointed out that the TRS had itself forged an alliance with the TDP in 2009, and was now also allying with the MIM which had opposed statehood for Telangana.
Hyderabad | 5th October 2018
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N Uttam Kumar Reddy ridiculed the criticism by caretaker Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekar Rao of the Congress' alliance with the TDP.

Reddy said that KCR had no moral right to question or object to the Congress party's alliance with any other party. He pointed out that the TRS had itself forged an alliance with the TDP in the 2009 elections, and now when the Congress was discussing an alliance with the TDP, KCR was calling it 'anti-Telangana'.

"Then, the MIM had strongly opposed the formation of Telangana till 2014. But today the same MIM is an ally of the TRS. When you can ally with the MIM, why can't the Congress go along with the TDP?" he asked.

Reddy asked KCR to mind his own business and stop commenting on Congress party's allies.

Reddy also claimed that KCR had advanced the Assembly elections only to cheat the Muslim community. "KCR hopes to win the Assembly elections with the help of the Muslims' votes, and then switch his loyalties to the BJP for the Lok Sabha polls. However, KCR's cheap tactics will remain buried in his head as the Muslims will not allow the TRS chief to cheat them once again. All sections have realised the fact that KCR is a habitual liar, and that he has based his entire political fiefdom on a bundle of lies, cheating and deception," Reddy said.

Reddy also scoffed at KCR's contention that he had risked his life for the sake of Telangana by undertaking a fast during the statehood movement. He said that KCR's fast was as fake as KCR himself. Reading out an extract from the reports of NIMS, Reddy said that KCR was being administered supportive IV fluids with multivitamins and other medicines. There was no risk to KCR's life as he was getting all the necessary fluids and nutrients through injection. Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila was given the same fluids and nutrients through injection and had survived 16 years without food, Reddy said.

Originally, after just three days of fasting in Khammam, KCR had drunk a glass of juice by snatching it from a compounder, but angry over KCR breaking the fast the Osmania University students took out a protest rally against him. Fearing more backlashes KCR had enacted the drama of fasting in NIMS, Reddy alleged. He said that KCR had just grown his beard in NIMS in the name of fasting, and had cheated the people.

Strongly condemning KCR for making personal remarks against him in the former's Nizamabad meeting, Reddy defended calling KCR a batte baaz and dhokey baaz (cheater). He said that he stood by his statement that KCR had spent his whole life speaking lies and cheating people. Contrary to this, he (Reddy) had spent the major part of life serving the nation as a pilot of the Indian Air Force.

"When I was defending the country on the borders by flying MIG-21s and MIG-23s, KCR was cheating the people as a broker of a Dubai travel agent by making fake passports and fake visas. KCR was once even arrested by the Delhi police in a fake visa racket, but the then MP and Congress General Secretary M Satyanarayana had gotten him released on a personal guarantee," Reddy claimed.

Reddy also accused KCR of inciting innocent youth and students to suicides during the statehood agitation. He said that on November 29, 2009, Harish Rao had enacted a drama of attempting suicide in Siddipet. While Rao survived unhurt, the incident prompted other innocent youth to commit suicides for the statehood cause. Similarly, KCR had made a statement on December 20, 2009, saying that Telangana could be achieved only after the death of 4 lakh people. He said that those statements had provoked hundreds of youth to suicides. Therefore, KCR alone was responsible for the suicides of hundreds of innocent people, Reddy said.

The TPCC chief also said that the growth and development of Telangana had come to a halt after the TRS came to power. The previous Congress government had developed Hyderabad into a global city during 2004-2014. The outer ring road, the PVNR Expressway, the international airport, the metro rail, flyovers and other infrastructure were all created by the Congress government. The TRS government did not add a single item to Hyderabad's infrastructure, and had instead destroyed the image of Hyderabad, reducing it to being called a capital of potholes.

Reddy also asked MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi to clarify the basis on which he was supporting the TRS. "KCR has openly cheated the Muslims on the 12% reservation issue. The TRS government did not fulfil any other promises it made to the Muslim community. Further, not even 50% of the allocated budget has been spent on minorities' welfare. Despite these facts, Owaisi is supporting the TRS only for personal gains," he said.

Reddy directed the party cadre to visit all households in Greater Hyderabad to enlighten the people about the "failures" of the TRS government and the "achievements" of the previous Congress regime. Asking them not to waste even a minute for the next 50 days, he said that he wanted every leader and worker to conduct padayatras in their areas.

"I don't want to see anyone in Gandhi Bhavan or at my residence to meet me. I promise that the party tickets will be directly delivered to the eligible candidates at their doorsteps. I will not allow any kind of lobbying or pressure tactics. You must be among the people all the times and avoid all other activities for now," he told the party cadre.

He also asked Hyderabad DCC president Anjan Kumar Yadav to conduct padayatras in at least three Assembly constituencies every day. He said that the Congress must aim to win at least 10 out of the 15 Assembly seats in Hyderabad district.

The TPCC chief said that the Congress had got fewer votes from Muslims and settlers in the last elections. However, this time both the groups were favouring the Congress, which would automatically ensure the party's victory in a majority of the seats in the state's capital.
filed in:  Telangana, Telangana Congress, TPCC, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, TRS, KCR, TDP, Electoral Alliances, MIM, KCR Fast, Fasts
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