TRS waste bin for dumped Congress leaders: Uttam Kumar Reddy

In a candid chat with Express team, TPCC president calls CM KCR a consummate liar.

Published: 28th June 2018 04:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2018 04:01 AM   |  A+A-

TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy at The New Indian Express office | Vinay Madapu

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Ridiculing the survey reports disclosed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, which said that TRS would win at least 100 seats in the ensuing Assembly polls, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy wanted to know that if the TRS was really capable of winning 100 seats, what need was there for KCR to poach leaders from the Congress. 

“TRS has become a waste bin for all the dumped leaders of the Congress. All the discarded leaders and those who are considered as spent force are being poached by CM KCR,” Uttam commented, during a chat with the Editorial Team of the Express here on Wednesday.

Calling the Chief Minister a frequent liar,  the TPCC chief ridiculed the recent comment made by the TRS boss that tickets to all the pink party MLAs would be renewed in the next Assembly polls. “CM is making such remarks only to keep his flock together. In fact, KCR will not renew party tickets to at least 50 per cent of TRS MLAs. At least half-a-dozen of ministers in the next polls will be left in the lurch,” he predicted. He alleged that KCR had deceived all sections of people like unemployed youth, women, minorities, STs, SCs, BCs and farmers, by not completely fulfilling any of the electoral promises made to these sections. 

“For instance, KCR has not kept his promise of making a Dalit the first CM of Telangana. Likewise, his promise of distributing three acres of land to each eligible Dalit family in the State too has remained unfulfilled. KCR is a big liar who can convincingly tell lies. Independent India has so far not seen such a leader, who can hoodwink people with false promises so easily,” he remarked.

‘TRS in for a surprise’

Uttam claimed that soon there will be a huge surprise in the State politics as some of the prominent TRS leaders are set to join the Congress. “Most of the ministers and many of the TRS MLAs are not happy with the arrogant behaviour of CM KCR. Some of them want to use this government till the last minute before crossing over to the Congress by the Assembly polls,” he said. 

‘Voting for TRS akin to supporting BJP’

Hyderabad: TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said voting for TRS and AIMIM in the ensuing general elections would be akin to voting for the BJP. He also said the party would be fielding “serious” candidates from Old City of Hyderabad in the next Assembly elections to defeat the AIMIM, “which is covertly helping the BJP and PM Modi by fielding its candidates in Muslim-dominated constituencies to split the votes of minorities.” Alleging that a behind-the-door partnership is there between TRS and  BJP, he said, “Everyone knows that there is collusion between the BJP and TRS. How else could KCR support BJP’s candidate for President and Vice-President posts?”

How a fighter pilot became a politico

Hyderabad: N Uttam Kumar Reddy, at a very young age, took to the skies to protect the air borders. At 56, the senior politician still has his eyes set on the skies as he recollected his teenage days when he flew supersonic fighter pilots - MIG 21 and MIG 23. “I joined National Defence Academy at the age of 15. We were trained in all the three armed forces but I chose to get into the Air Force.” Drawing a difference between an Army man’s lifestyle and that of a politico, Reddy said, “As a politician, one is able to grow a beard. The same is not the case for a soldier who has to carry a clean-shaven look always.”


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