Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the TRS government has permitted parade by “communal” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the city but not a rally by “secular” Congress party.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, he condemned TRS government for denying permission to the Congress’ ‘Save Nation, Save Constitution’ rally from Gandhi Bhavan to Dr. Ambedkar statue at Tank Bund on the occasion of its 135th Formation Day on December 28.
He said police had no objection when RSS workers held a parade while their long sticks on the city roads. But it was objecting to Congress’ peaceful rally. He said police halted the traffic from LB Nagar to Saroornagar to facilitate smooth passage of the RSS parade. But it was denying permission to Congress citing traffic and other problems, he said.
He strongly objected to the remarks by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calling entire 130 crore Indians as Hindus and described it as provocative and unconstitutional.
He said RSS workers created an atmosphere of fear by doing a march with sticks. He said that the Congress was willing to conduct its programme anywhere in the city on December 28 to avoid inconvenience to the general public. However, he said, police still refused to give permission.
Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that in Telangana State, the IPS (Indian Police Service) has been transformed into KPS (Kalvakuntla Police Service).
Police officials are not functioning as per rules, but as per the dictates of the Chief Minister....