Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS was distributing liquor, chicken/mutton, and cash to voters in all the 120 municipalities and nine corporations where elections are to be held on January 22. However, he said people would take all the freebies and still vote for the Congress.
On Monday, the last day of campaigning for the municipal elections, Mr Reddy participated in road shows at Neredacherla, Huzurnagar and Kodad municipalities.
He said people have realised that they are being cheated by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, and minister K.T. Rama Rao, with their false and hollow claims of development. The Congress has exposed the “secret understanding” between the TRS and the BJP on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR), he said, expressing confidence that the people will vote to defeat the TRS-BJP-MIM trio.Mr Reddy said that the Congress has a ‘vision’ document to develop each municipality and corporation and people will vote for his party to convert the vision into a reality.
He appealed to the people to do a reality check of the claims of the ruling party. Not a single rupee was spent for the development of Nereducherla by minister G. Jagadishwar Reddy, he claimed, but he promised that he would develop the municipality with his MP funds.
The TPCC president condemned the Chief Minister for supporting the BJP led government at the centre on the CAA, NRC and NPR issue by not speaking out against them.
Stating that not a single Muslim should vote for the TRS in the municipal elections, Mr. Reddy said while CMs of many states have openly opposed the CAA and announced that they will not implement NPR, Mr Rao has been silent on the issue.
He said that the people, especially Muslims, could force Mr Rao to pass a resolution against CAA in the Telangana Assembly by not voting for TRS in the municipal polls.
Later in the day, Mr Reddy had a live interaction with party workers through Facebook and urged them to stay cautious and alert till the counting of votes. He told them the Congress was heading for a major victory but they should stay alert to counter irregularities during the elections....