PNS | Hyderabad
TPCC president Revanth Reddy accused KCR of relying on money and alcohol to win elections. He asked whether the BRS is ready to show its manifesto and ask for votes. Revanth had challenged Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday to take a vow at the Martyrs Memorial that he would approach the people without distributing alcohol and money.
Accordingly, Revanth reached the Martyrs Memorial on Tuesday at 1 pm. But citing the election code the police blocked Revanth. He was taken to Gandhi Bhavan and was not allowed to go to the Martyrs Memorial. Later, Revanth spoke to the media at the Gandhi Bhavan.
He said that KTR and Harish Rao were repeatedly hurling baseless charges at the Congress and added that KCR, KTR and other BRS leaders were spreading the lie that the Congress is receiving crores from neighbouring states. Revanth strongly condemned the allegations that the Congress is trying to win elections by distributing money and alcohol. He said that the BRS spent crores during the Munugode by-election while the BJP also spent the same amount. Here, the BJP used the money given to them by KCR as protection money.
“We have seen instances where people came on to the roads to stage a dharna as they have not received money. The BJP and the BRS competed and gave Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per vote and spent around Rs 10,000 crore. The liquor shops in Munugode used to sell liquor worth Rs 60 crore every month, but during the Munugode by-election liquor worth Rs 300 crore was sold in 20 days,” he said.
He said that the people of Telangana wanted freedom, social justice and development but KCR had limited water, funds and appointments (Neellu, Nidulu, Niyamakalu) to his family. He said that since KCR did not accept the challenge it is clear that KCR believed in money and alcohol to win elections. He asked how a police officer can say that Pravalika, an unemployed young woman who committed suicide did so due to love failure tarnishing her family. He said that Pravallika’s death was definitely a murder by the government.
A case will be filed against the DCP who held a press meeting regarding Pravallika’s suicide, he said. Revanth said that KCR is planning to send BRS activists to lock up the family of Pravallika at the Pragathi Bhavan as the Congress is planning to make Pravallika’s family meet Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday.