HYDERABAD: For the ruling TRS which has been accused of poaching legislators from Opposition parties, the arrest of TDP key legislator Revanth Reddy by ACB officials on Sunday gave enough ammunition for it to hit back at the TDP. Ministers and TRS MLAs came down heavily on the TDP and its leadership.
Deputy chief minister Kadiyam Srihari said it was characteristic of TDP to pollute politics with money power. He said Revanth Reddy was acting at the behest of AP chief minsiter and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu to corner TRS.
Rubbishing the claims that the TRS had trapped the TDP legislator, he blamed his bete noire and TDP MLA Errabelli Dayakar for stage-managing the arrest of Revanth Reddy.
“There is an internal power struggle in TDP. Dayakar is unhappy over his colleague Revanth Reddy making a favourable impression with the party leadership. So there is every possibility of Dayakar Rao getting Revanth arrested,” he remarked.
Commercial taxes minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav spewed venom on Chandrababu Naidu and TDP leadership. He said the TDP leadership was paying huge amounts of money to keep its legislators from crossing over to TRS.
Meanwhile the TTDP leaders, however, hit back at the TRS and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for implicating Revanth Reddy in a false case.
‘’This is nothing but implicating Revanth Reddy in a false case as he is vociferously raising the failures of the TRS government,’’ TTDP president L Ramana said.