HYDERABAD: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday asked Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to clarify why he was hesitant in announcing that CAA, NRC and NPR will not be implemented in the state.
In a live interaction with Congress workers on Facebook, he pointed that chief ministers of other states, including Kerala, Odisha, Bihar, Punjab and West Bengal, had announced that they would not support CAA, NRC and NPR.
The TPCC chief went on to ask MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi why the latter has not questioned the CM’s silence on CAA and NRC, that too when Mr Rao continued to support the BJP government in all its decisions at the centre.
Alleging that the TRS government has not developed a single municipality or corporation in the last six years but went on to damage existing roads in the name of Mission Bhagiratha, Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy said neither the Chief Minister nor his son, municipal administration minister K. T. Rama Rao, had paid any attention towards providing basic civic amenities in municipalities and municipal corporations.
He charged though nearly 40 per cent of the population lives in municipal areas, people have been deprived of proper drinking water facilities, better roads, quality electricity and other basic amenities.
The TPCC chief said the forthcoming municipal elections were the best opportunity for people to force the TRS government into fulfilling all its election promises by defeating it in the ensuing municipal polls.
He pointed to several irregularities in conduct of these elections, including discrepancies in electoral rolls and releasing the poll schedule much before the announcement of reservations. He said all objections raised by the Congress party were ignored or overruled.
Alleging a larger conspiracy, Uttam Kumar Reddy wondered how the State Election Commission could issue the election notification within one hour of the High Court dismissing his petition on January 7. He pointed out that the High Court's verdict came at about 7 pm and by 8 pm, the SEC issue notification and began the process of accepting nominations from the next day at 10 am.
The TPCC chief appealed to minorities not to trust the fake promises and false assurances of TRS leaders. He alleged that TRS has a secret pact with the BJP and voting for TRS would be like voting for BJP.