Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N
Uttam Kumar Reddy exhorted the people to get inspiration from the Quit
India Movement to reject tyrannical and anti-people regimes.
Speaking on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the Quit India Movement at
Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday, he said the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
and the path adopted by him to dethrone the British were highly
He said the Quit India Movement, also known as the August Kranti Movement, was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942 demanding an end to British Rule in India and this movement united the people and played a crucial role in getting freedom for the country from British Rule on August 15, 1947.
He said the Congress party has a rich history of launching successful movements to protect people's freedom and rights and Congress leaders have served the country by making several sacrifices.
The TPCC chief said the Congress cadre needs to get inspiration from events like the Quit India Movement to wage battles in democratic ways to defeat the forces which are subjecting the people to atrocities and injustices.
He said it was the Congress party which granted statehood to Telangana as it wanted the people of this region to prosper without any hindrance, but chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has shattered the dreahms of Telangana.
He alleged that "KCR has ruined all the resources of Telangana and pushed the state into debt of over Rs. 3 lakh crore in the last six years. He is silent on Andhra Pradesh stealing 11 tmc ft of water every day from the Pothireddypadu Project. He is helping the Andhra Pradesh government execute expansion of the Pothireddypadu head regulator and construction of the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme which will deprive Telangana of 6.3 tmc ft of Krishna River water.”
He also alleged that the KCR government has completely failed to handle the
Stating that elections to the Greater Hyderabad and Warangal municipal corporations could be held soon, he asked the party cadre to get prepared for the municipal polls.
Congress senior leaders including Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Mallu
Bhatti Vikramarka, former CLP leader K. Jana Reddy and others paid
rich tributes to ex-MP Nandi Yellaiah who passed away on Saturday.