Hyderabad: Reacting to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s remarks against him and the Congress Party, TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy accused the CM of looting the state. The TPCC chief also claimed that he and his wife MLA Padmavathi had no children and therefore had dedicated their life to serving the people.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday, Uttam Kumar Reddy accused Mr Rao of using public money to lead a lavish life by travelling in luxurious cars and private jets, and of indulging in corrupt activities. Reddy also claimed that Pragathi Bhavan, the official residence of the CM, does not allow entry to common people, farmers and martyrs' kin, while contractors, film personalities and brokers are welcome.
The people of Telangana are aware of Mr Rao’s past, Reddy said, and added that the CM had said in the past that his children were in America and would not return to India. He also alleged that the Chief Minister was spending the public's hard-earned money on private jets, which he used to attend a marriage in Kerala, a political visit in Kolkata and a useless visit to China. He denied claiming that there were 150 rooms in Pragathi Bhavan, but said it was undeniable that it was one lakh square feet in area, and that it was bigger than the Prime Minister's residence.
“Before entering politics, I worked as a fighter pilot in the borders risking my life, now I am working in politics with my wife unselfishly; we have no children, no family and no inheritance,” Reddy said....