Kishan Accuses State Govt of Collaboration with Cong in GHMC Protest

Hyderabad: Union minister and state BJP president G. Kishan Reddy on Friday said the state government allowing a Congress protest at the GHMC headquarters proved yet again that the BRS and Congress were working together, and the protest was nothing more than a planned activity by both those parties.

“I, along with other BJP leaders, were stopped by the police from going to Batasingaram to inspect two-bedroom houses there. Why were we arrested while the Congress leaders allowed to hold a protest at GHMC? We were not even planning a protest but just a visit. This should make it very clear that Congress and BRS are together,” he said.

During an informal chat with reporters at the party headquarters, Kishan Reddy said he would be visiting Warangal district on Sunday to gain first-hand knowledge of the rain and flood damages there. “Our party president J.P. Nadda is regularly seeking updates on the flood situation, and we have opened up our offices to people in Khammam, Kothagudem, Warangal, and Jayshankar Bhupalapalle districts and are providing food to the flood-affected people,” he said.

On differences between party leaders and indiscipline, Kishan Reddy was asked about party leader Vijayashanti’s tweets that indirectly attacked the party leadership for allowing former unified AP chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s presence when he took charge as the state BJP president. Kishan Reddy said he did not see her tweets on the matter. He, however, added that there was nothing wrong in Kiran Kumar Reddy’s presence at the event as he was now in the BJP.

Kishan Reddy said the issue of Goshamahal MLA T. Raja Singh’s suspension from the party was being dealt by the national leadership. To a query on why action was not taken against Dubbak MLA M. Raghunandan Rao following his leaked comments that were seen as damaging to the party, Kishan Reddy said someone had recorded a casual conversation and circulated something that was said off the record.

On differences among party leaders in Nizamabad district, he said it was a very small matter that has since been sorted out. As far as the suspension of Jitta Balakrishna Reddy, the party leader from Yadadri Bhongir district is concerned, a decision was taken and there was no need to speak about it anymore.

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