Hyderabad, Sept 28 (INN): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President and Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has alleged that ruling TRS party was forcing the Congress leaders through intimidation or bribe to join TRS so as to win the Huzurnagar by-elections.
He was speaking on the occasion of re-joining of ZPTC Moti Lal Naik and Palakedu Sarpanch Jitender Reddy into the Congress party. They were forced to defect to TRS party three days ago. However, today they rejoined the Congress party in the presence of Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Addressing a press conference at Huzurnagar on Saturday, Utam Kumar Reddy alleged that ruling party was indulging in cheap, immoral and unethical politics. He said TRS has stooped down to such a low level which is unprecedented. “I’m in politics since more than two-and-a-half decades. But I’ve not seen politics of such a low grade which is being practicsed by TRS now,” he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that local Congress leaders were being threatened of dire consequences if they refuse to join TRS. He said the politics of intimidation and bribe was being pursued at the instance of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his son and minister K. Tarakarama Rao. He said the situation has turned so worse that Chief Minister misused his official residence Pragathi Bhavan to admit a few Congress leaders into TRS. He demanded that the Election Commission of India take note of open violation of model code of conduct and misuse of official machinery by TRS and take immediate steps to ensure conduct of bye-elections in a free and fair manner.
The TPCC Chief alleged that Legislative Council Chairman Gutha Sukhender Reddy was directly indulging in cheap politics despite the fact that he holds a Constitutional post and must restrain from political activities. He said that the Congress leaders and workers being implicated in false cases. He said that the Election Commission must act on complaints being lodged by the Congress party and ensure conduct of elections in democratic manner.