Revanth slams CM for violating political traditions

Hyderabad: Launching a scathing attack on IT minister KTR, Telanagana TDP working president A Revanth Reddy today alleged that the ruling party has been violating established traditions.

Speaking to the media at NTR trust bhavan here on Saturday, Revanth said generally bye-elections are held on the death of a sitting MLA and political parties, out of sympathy, extend support to the family member of the deceased, who contest the election or nominated by parties concerned. “But in Palair, our party followed the tradition and extended support to the Congress candidate, wife of Ramreddy Venkatreddy. “It was not for the first time, the TDP always respected the established tradition and supported candidates of other parties in bye-elections like Ragya Naik, P V Narasimha Rao, P Janardhan Reddy, and others, he said.

Reacting on a report that the government has spent money for treatment of Ramreddy Venkatreddy, Revanth Reddy said the money was not spent from the purse of KTR. As per the norms of People’s Representatives Act, the State government has to spend people’s money for treatment of an MLA, he clarified. “The TDP is not against new irrigation projects, but it is against “collections of commission” in the name of new project, Revanth Reddy said, adding that his party would extend support for use of every drop of water for Telangana.

He also alleged that Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao was ignoring the Telangana protagonists. Taking a dig at KCR, the TDP leader alleged that KCR talks about water, funds and jobs before elections and after capturing power, he gives importance to elections, selections and collections, he quipped.

TDP State office secretary Rajaram Yadav and TDP official spokesperson Satish Madiga were also present at the press conference. (NSS)