Union minister G. Kishan Reddy, accompanied by Huzurabad MLA Etala Rajender and former MP Vivek Venkataswamy, speaks to Bandi Sanjay Kumar's mother at their residence in Karimnagar. (DC)
Karimnagar: The TRS government is imposing restrictions the likes of which were not seen even during the Telangana movement, Union minister G. Kishan Reddy said here on Tuesday. "Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is trying to threaten BJP activists with illegal arrest, but the BJP is not going to be frightened and will give a fitting reply, he said.
Kishan Reddy assured BJP activists that the Centre would look after their welfare and that they had no need to fear the illegal measures which the TRS government was taking against them.
He was speaking to the media after inspecting BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s MP camp office which was damaged by police during the arrest on Sunday night and meeting BJP activists who were injured during the incident.
Kishan Reddy along with BJP leaders also met Sanjay in Karimnagar jail during mulaqat.
He asked whether Sanjay’s Jagaran Deeksha was a terrorist activity. "Why did the police create panic, attack Sanjay’s camp office and destroy it," he said.
Kishan Reddy pointed out that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao had sat on a dharna at Dharna Chowk but Opposition leaders were not allowed to protest.
"KCR is ruling like a Nizam. But the BJP has complete faith in the judicial system and will fight in the court for justice," Kishan Reddy said, adding, "Telangana society and intellectuals must be aware of what is going on, and must ponder over why they had fought for statehood."
He said that the police was taking the law into their hands and acting on the directions of the TRS government. "Otherwise the police will face severe consequences in the days to come. BJP is going to complain to Union home minister Amit Shah."
Former minister Etala Rejandar said: "Karimnagar police commissioner acted like a slave to the TRS government," Rajendar said. "This government will not last long. In 2023 the BJP will form government. Then what would be the fate of the police officials who are acting like slaves to the TRS government."