Hyderabad: Congress legislator A. Revanth Reddy, known for his no-holds- barred criticism of the TRS government and the ruling party in recent times, shared the stage with his bitter opponents in the Kodangal constituency, on Monday, and for a change did not speak in his trademark attacking style.
This was an official programme conducted to distribute cheques to be-neficiaries of the Shaadi Mubarak and Kalyana Lakshmi schemes from the Kodangal Assembly segment, represented by Mr Revanth Reddy. Besi-des Mr Revanth Reddy, transport minister P. Mahender Reddy and Mahbubnagar MP A.P. Jithender Reddy also took part.
It may be mentioned here that as part of a Bus Yatra, the Congress had conducted public meetings in various districts in the past few weeks, during which Mr Revanth Reddy did not spare the CM, Cabinet ministers and the ruling party MLAs, accusing them of failing to deliver promises made to the people of the new state.
With this backdrop and as a precautionary measure, a large number of police personnel were deployed for the programme. Also, recent incidents of mild clashes between TRS and Congress workers in official programmes in Kodangal constituency led the police to heighten the security.
Mr Revanth was seated next to the minister and the MPs and interestingly there were no fireworks between the politicians of the rival parties.
The Congress leader lamented the fact that the decisions taken by none other than the Chief Minister, of having two junior colleges, one degree college, one ITI college, one RTC bus depot and a sports stadium in the Kodangal constituency, did not progress even an inch in past three months.
He requested the minister to intervene and set the ball rolling. He touched upon the Congress party’s role in the execution of the Palamoor Lift Irrigation project initially and the similarity between the TRS government’s Kalyana Lakshmi scheme and the Bangaru Thalli scheme of the Congress government in the combined state.
Meanwhile, minister Mahender Reddy said that the government had distributed cheques under the Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes to 703 beneficiaries from 3 mandals in Kodangal constituency alone. He added that the chief minister was taking several initiatives for the progress of the undivided Ranga Reddy and Mahabubnagar districts...