Hyderabad, March 25 (NSS): TRS leader and former MP G. Vivek here on Monday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao denied him party ticket at the last minute in order to ensure he did not contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections. He also alleged that the Chief Minister was encouraging his “stooges” to level baseless allegations against him.
Vive made these remarks in an open letter written to the Chief Minister. In the letter, Vivek alleged that the CM has done injustice to the Telangana State by fielding a candidate, who fought against the party. He claimed that he and his father had fought for formation of separate Telangana State. He also claimed that he had joined the TRS on an invitation from the CM. He wondered whether it was betrayal that he had worked for separate Telangana State and strengthening the party where it was weak.
Vivek wanted to know from KCR whether it was his betrayal that he had mounted pressure on national political parties along with two MPs of the TRS in the year 2014. He made it clear that the statue of his father Venkatswamy was erected on tank bund in recognition to his relentless services for the formation of Telangana State. Vivek also alleged that the “stooges” of the TRS supremo kept him away from his Peddapalli Lok Sabha constituency despite getting an assurance from the Chief Minister.
Vivek said he had lost his HCA president post after being appointed as government adviser. He said that KCR allotted tickets to Telangana betrayers. He also said it was very painful to see that betrayers of Telangana State have become big leaders in the ruling party. He also said he was not able to contest in the upcoming elections as he does not have adequate time to do so despite pressure from his supporters and followers. He said he would continue to serve the people of the State relentlessly. (NSS)