Revanth: Why are TRS MPs mum on water row
DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent
HYDERABAD: State Congress president A. Revanth Reddy asked Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao why TRS MPs were not raising the Krishna river water issue during the ongoing Parliament session. "He (KCR) declared war against Delhi, but why did TRS MPs keep quiet for 15 days," the Congress leader said.
Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday, Revanth Reddy demanded that Chandrashekar Rao disclose the details of TRS Rajya Sabha member Joginipally Santosh Kumar’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the Parliament session, five Rajya Sabha members, including Santosh Kumar, had met the PM. Later, Santosh Kumar had a one on one meeting with Modi, Revanth Reddy alleged.
The TPCC chief alleged that Telangana state would become a desert due the water policies taken up by AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. Chandrasekhar Rao was deliberately absent at the river water board meetings and favouring neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, he said.
He said that the TRS had skipped the meeting that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had organised to fight against the anti-people and anti-farmer policies of the BJP government at the Centre. This proved that Chandrashekar Rao was a BJP supporter, he claimed. "Modi and KCR are not separate, they are twins in the implementation of the same policies."
Revanth Reddy alleged that BJP state president Bandi Sanjay had postponed his padayatra due to pressure from Union minister G. Kishan Reddy. "Kishan Reddy brought pressure from Modi to stop Sanjay’s padayatra," the Congress leader claimed.
He said that Koushik Reddy, a former Congress leader in Huzurabad, had got the Legislative Council seat under the ‘covert’ quota after joining the ruling party. Chandrasekhar Rao had elevated Koushik Reddy as MLC for being a TRS ‘covert’ in the Congress before expulsion, he said.
The TPCC chief alleged that the Chief Minister had surrendered to Modi to protect himself from action in financial scams he had committed in the state over seven years. Because of this, Rao had adopted pro-Modi policies which adversely affected the interests of Telangana state, he said.
He said the Congress would take up an agitation against eh anti-Dalit and anti-tribal policies of the TRS from August 9, he explained.
Revanth Reddy was among the Opposition MPs to reach Parliament on a bicycle to protest the rising fuel prices.