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Harish Rao’s letter was a flag accepting defeat, says Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy

The Congress leader wondered why TRS leaders were scary of the Grand Alliance.

Published: 11th October 2018 07:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2018 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana assembly election

A boy sorts Congress party flags, at Nampally, Hyderabad| Vinay Madapu

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Claiming that the contents of the letter written by irrigation minister T Harish Rao to him were irrelevant to the people of Telangana, State Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy has said, “With his letter the TRS has accepted (in advance) the Congress will capture power in the State.” Harish Rao wrote a letter to Uttam Kumar Reddy, posing 12 questions. In reply, Uttam Kumar Reddy wrote a letter to caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday.

“Your nephew wrote a letter to me. The letter accepted that the Congress was sure to come to power. With this the dream of winning 100 seats by TRS is shattered. Now, time has come for you to confine yourself to your farmhouse. Telangana people will enjoy freedom. A democratic and people’s government is going to be formed in the State by the Congress. I thank you for admitting your defeat and the victory of the Congress,” Reddy told Chandrasekhar Rao.

On the contents of Harish Rao’s letter, Reddy said, “It exposed your ignorance of the issues of Telangana. I pity you for your lack of knowledge of Telangana,” the PCC president said.

The Congress leader wondered why TRS leaders were scary of the Grand Alliance. “TDP was in favour of Telangana when the TRS forged an alliance with it. How has it become anti-Telangana suddenly? Harish Rao did not explain it in his letter. The TRS has no right to question the Congress-TDP alliance. We expected that the new State of Telangana would become the best in the country. But there has been no democratic rule in Telangana after the formation of the State. The Congress can single-handedly defeat the TRS. But the alliance with other parties is aimed at wiping out the TRS completely from Telangana and protecting democracy in the State. We are able to explain to people about the need for our alliance. Why is the TRS afraid of our alliance?.

“In his letter, Harish Rao said that AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is obstructing the development of Telangana. This is nothing but your helplessness in developing Telangana and lack of sincerity to develop the State. You asked whether Naidu was a changed man now. What change had you noticed in Naidu when you invited him to the Ayutha Chandi Yagam?” Reddy asked and recalled various occasions when KCR met Naidu. “You alleged that Naidu took away seven mandals from Telangana. Why did you sit with your hands tied?. Why did you fail to launch an agitation against that decision? When AP took away Sileru and forest lands, were you sleeping in your farmhouse?” he asked.

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