TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy (DC)
HYDERABAD: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and MP A. Revanth Reddy on Friday exhorted the Congress cadre to chase, gherao and disrupt all programmes of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) ministers across the state. He strongly condemned Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao for placing him and other Congress leaders under house arrests to prevent them from visiting Mahabubabad district on Friday.
He informed that the Congress leaders wanted to visit and console the family of Jeturam Naik, a mandal education officer, who died of heart attack, after he was forcibly transferred from Mahabubabad to Mulugu district. "The death of Jeturam Naik is an institutional murder committed by the state government," he alleged.
He was addressing a press conference, along with senior leaders Mohammed Ali Shabbir, Dr. Mallu Ravi, M. Anjan Kumar Yadav, A. Sampath Kumar, Ramulu Naik and others, at his residence in Jubilee Hills. Revanth Reddy said as the Member of Parliament and state president of the Congress, he had every right to meet people to share their pain and sorrow. However, Chandrashekar Rao placed him and other Congress leaders under house arrests, he said. "While Rao is using the police force as his private army, some officials are behaving like TRS workers," he alleged.
"The TRS government has tried enough to disrupt our political activities. Now the Congress will exhibit its might. We will not allow the TRS ministers to move freely across the state. The NSUI and Youth Congress workers will greet the ministers, wherever they are found. The ministers will be chased everywhere and we will not allow them to conduct any programme in a smooth manner," he warned.
Revanth Reddy said the Congress government brought Presidential order, six-point formula, 14F and other measures to ensure that locals get preference in allotments and transfers. He said the Congress had granted statehood for Telangana to end the local and non-local disputes. However, he said that the TRS government issued GO MS No 317 in violation of the Presidential order and other norms to revive the dispute while causing huge injustice to employees and teachers.