Krishank’s arrest illegal, says KTR, issues jail dare to CM

The BRS MLA said that OU students themselves stated that the circular posted by Revanth was fake. He alleged that the CM misled the people on the issue and the chief warden stamp was also changed in the circular.
BRS working president KT Rama Rao addresses a press meet in Hyderabad on Thursday
BRS working president KT Rama Rao addresses a press meet in Hyderabad on Thursday

HYDERABAD : Asserting that last year’s circular of Osmania University declaring holidays tweeted by BRS social media coordinator Manne Krishank was genuine, BRS working president KT Rama Rao declared his willingness to be sent to Chanchalguda jail if proven wrong.

Terming the arrest of Krishank as ‘illegal’, he asserted that the BRS would fight it legally. Releasing WhatsApp chats and other evidence to the media here on Thursday, Rama Rao alleged that the circular posted by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy was fake. He said that Krishank, who proved that the CM’s post on X was fake, was currently in jail. He asserted that Revanth should instead go to jail for posting a fake circular, which said that during BRS rule, the OU declared holidays in summer due to shortage of water and electricity.

The BRS MLA said that OU students themselves stated that the circular posted by Revanth was fake. He alleged that the CM misled the people on the issue and the chief warden stamp was also changed in the circular.

“If the CM or OU students prove what I said is wrong, then I am prepared to go to Chanchalguda jail. Is the CM ready to go to jail if his circular is proved fake?” asked Rama Rao. He wondered why the ECI was not taking any action against Revanth for posting a fake circular. He also lamented that the ECI did not take any action against the CM for using derogatory language during campaigning.

BRS social media convener Krishank Manne was arrested on Wednesday on forgery charges after a complaint was lodged by the Osmania University chief warden for allegedly circulating fake news regarding the closure of messes and hostels.

Rama Rao said that the EC did not even take any action against BJP leaders who were using Lord Rama’s photos in the election campaign. He alleged that the BJP was spreading venom against Muslims on social media. 

‘ECI did not take action against PM for making adverse remarks on Muslims’

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made adverse remarks on Muslims, the ECI did not take any action against him, he said and pointed out that the poll panel instead sent notices to BJP president JP Nadda.

He clarified that during a press conference in Sircilla, BRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao tried to give answers over the allegations levelled by Revanth. Instead of taking action against the CM for using objectionable language, the ECI barred KCR from campaigning for 48 hours, Rama Rao alleged.

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