The TPCC Chief, while addressing the ‘Indiramma Rythu Bata’ programmes in Khammam and later in Suryapet on Thursday, strongly condemned the brutal murder of Vemuri Srinivasu, the Mandal Youth Congress leader of Annapureddypally, allegedly by TRS leaders in Yerragunta on September 15. He also slammed the local police for inaction and alleged that it was trying to shield the real culprits.
A resolution condemning the murder was also passed in the meeting. Two minutes silence was also observed to pay homage to the departed soul.
Uttam Kumar Reddy, in his speech, blamed the Chief Minister for rising incidents of violence against Congress workers by the activists of ruling party. He said that the TRS Government was using all means to threaten and intimidate members of Congress party in the State. While TRS goons are carrying out attacks against Congress workers, police officials are not taking any action against the culprits. In fact, he alleged that the police are implicating Congress workers in false cases at the instance of TRS leaders. “KCR must stop the politics of murder and violence. He cannot suppress the voice of opposition workers using force. Congress workers will not feel threatened and would counter all such moves through peaceful agitation,” he said.
He also pointed out Warangal DCC president N. Rajender Reddy and other Congress leaders were implicated in a false case at the behest of TRS leaders. He warned that the Congress party would organise ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation if police continue to harass its workers to please their political bosses. He said that the Congress party, after coming to power in next elections, would take stern action against the police officials who are now behaving like TRS workers.
Speaking about Kaleshwaram tunnel mishap, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the poor quality of works was responsible for the death of seven labourers in the incident. He demanded that the State Government pay compensation to the families of the deceased and order a high-level enquiry into the mishap. “It appears that no one is safe under KCR regime. While sand-mafia trucks are killing locals in Sircilla almost every day, the labourers are getting killed due to un-monitored and poor quality works of irrigation projects,” he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy asked the Congress workers to get into active mode to take up farmers’ issues. He said all Congress workers must acquaint themselves with the ongoing land survey by the State Government and help the farmers in need. Stating that TRS Govt has miserably failed in fulfilling the promise of giving three acres of land for Dalits and 2BHK houses for poor, he directed the party workers to collect applications from the eligible persons. He also asked them to organise the centenary birth anniversary celebrations of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on November 19 at a grand scale and hoist Congress party’s flags in all villages.
The TPCC chief expressed confidence that the Congress party would come back to power in 2019 and put an end to the miseries of all sections of the society inflicted by the present KCR Government.
AICC Secretary R.C. Khuntia, AICC SC Cell Chairman K. Raju, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhary, TPCC Working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Kodad MLA N. Padmavathi Reddy, MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy and other senior leaders also addressed the meetings.