TRS Leaders Seek CPI Support For Huzurnagar By-Election
TRS Secretary-General and Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao today met CPI leaders to seek their support for the TRS in the by-election for the Huzurnagar Assembly seat.
Hyderabad | 29th September 2019
TRS Secretary-General and Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao today visited Makhdoom Bhavan, the CPI Telangana headquarters, and met CPI leaders seeking their support for the TRS candidate in the by-election for the Huzurnagar Assembly seat.
Speaking later, Rao said that he had approached the CPI leaders at the instance of TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, and had sought their support for the by-election. He said that the CPI leaders had appeared to be willing to acquiesce during the deliberations.
Hs said that he had told the CPI leaders that he had approached them only after knowing that the party was not contesting the by-election.
He said that he had also pointed out to the CPI leaders that though the TRS leaders were not hardcore Communists, the ruling party was delivering the goods to the people the same way the CPI would have.
Rao said that the CPI leaders had raised the issues like uranium mining, changes in the Revenue Act, pattas to cultivators of podu lands and so on.
In a separate press conference, CPI Telangana Secretary Chada Venkat Reddy said that the TRS and the CPI were old friends who worked together during the statehood movement but had parted ways due to differences between them after the creation of Telangana State.
Saying that TRS senior leaders Keshava Rao, Vinod Kumar and Nama Nageshwara Rao had met them at the CPI party office and sought support for the Huzurnagar by-election, Reddy said that he had told them that the party executive committee would meet on October 1 and disclose its decision after a discussion.
He also said that he had told the TRS leaders that the CPI wanted the ruling party to function in a democratic manner.
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