Describing industries minister K.T. Rama Rao as a bachcha (novice) in politics, TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Sunday refused to accept his challenge of resigning from his post if TRS nominee Tummala Nageswara Rao wins the Palair bypoll.
Mr Rama Rao had said that if Mr Nageswara Rao loses, then he would resign from the TS Cabinet. “KTR is a novice. We don’t take his challenges seriously. Let KCR issue such a challenge, we will consider it,” Mr Reddy said.
He said that the TRS government was trying to cover up its failures by resorting to mudslinging against its opponents. “Instead of concentrating on development, the TRS government, especially the CM, is focussed on strengthening his party through illegal and unethical means. KCR has become so arrogant that he is not hesitating to target a deceased MLA, Ramreddy Venkatreddy, who served the people of Palair for decades,” Mr Reddy said.
He added: “This is the beginning of the end of TRS misrule in the state. The people of Palair will teach a fitting lesson to TRS by electing Congress candidate Sucharitha Reddy,” he said.