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Telugu CMs want to unite both states: Revanth Reddy


Published on: December 9, 2022 | Updated on: December 9, 2022

TPCC President Revanth Reddy address the media regarding the BRS party launch along with Senior Congress leaders Dr. J. Geeta Reddy, Shabbir Ali and others during the blood donation camp organised on the occasion of Sonia Gandhi birthday celebrations at Gandhian Ideology Center in Bowenpally on Friday. (Photo: R. Pavan)

Hyderabad: TPCC chief A. Revanth Reddy alleged that Chief Ministers of the Telugu states, K. Chandrashekar Rao and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, were working together to merge the two states.

Revanth Reddy also alleged that the AP Chief Minister’s adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy had spoken about reuniting the Telugu states but Rao had maintained silence. He alleged that Rao was planning to work towards uniting AP.

"Rao has decided to change the name of TRS to BRS. By doing so, he has done away with Telangana’s name," the TPCC chief  contended, and asked, "Why haven’t K.T. Rama Rao and T. Harish Rao condemned Sajjala’s statement."

Within 24 hours of Ramakrishna Reddy's statement, the Election Commission had sent a letter to Rao mentioning, in the address line, that Hyderabad was in Andhra Pradesh. In his application to the EC, Rao had mentioned Hyderabad as being in Andhra Pradesh, Revanth Reddy alleged.

The TRS collected crores in 2017-18, but that money was not spent that year. The Centre also set aside the orders of the Delhi High Court to investigate the issue, he said. Suspecting a hidden nexus between the two parties, the TPCC chief asked why, if the BJP was keen on action against Rao, was the Union finance ministry not conducting an inquiry.

"Between 2018 and 2022, I had written to the Prime Minister, Union home and finance ministers, ED and CBI on the matter. Why hasn’t the income-tax IT department launched an inquiry into KCRs corruption? When several cases are pending against the TRS, how did the Election Commission go ahead with the name-changing process," he said.

On the Delhi liquor scam, he said the CBI was giving a differential treatment to Kavitha. "Why is there a difference between Kavitha and Kanimozhi?"