Congress condemns attack on Revanth
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: A day after stones were thrown at a street corner meeting of PCC chief A. Revanth Reddy in Bhupalpally, Congress leaders condemned the attack and came down heavily on the ruling BRS party.
AICC in-charge of Telangana, Manickrao Thakare said this is an "evidence" of misrule of the government. "Strongly condemn the attack on PCC leaders and Revanth Reddy at Bhupalpally. This is another evidence of the misrule of the BRS party and their utter disregard for democracy," he tweeted. (sic)
Former MP V. Hanumantha Rao questioned the attitude of the ruling BRS party. "This is a democracy and how can they stop the Opposition from organising a public meeting? It is clear that those who attacked were linked to Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy.
"Will KCR keep quiet if the Congress workers attack the BRS meetings in other states. Throwing stones and tomatoes is wrong. If BRS does not change its attitude then there will be law and order problems in the state. People should teach a lesson to MLAs like Venkata Ramana who is a turncoat," he said.
PCC vice-president M.R.G. Vinod Reddy said that the BRS party was threatened by overwhelming support for the Haath se Haath Jodo programme. "The incident at Jayashankar Bhupalpally shows how much the ruling BRS party is afraid of the Congress party. Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, who won on Congress ticket, not only defected from the party but also attacked Congres leaders with stones," he said.
CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said that it was high time that the ruling BRS party mended its ways and stop indulging in physical attacks on the Opposition.