Revanth asks CM KCR to help rain victims

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP A. Revanth Reddy on Wednesday demanded that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao conduct a high-level review meeting on the present rain situation in the State.

“The torrential rains have disrupted the normal life of the public. In specific, the situation in northern Telangana districts is horrendous. Kadem project is on the brink of danger, and the authorities concerned have already issued a RED notice. At a time when the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to extremely heavy rains for the next two to three days, there is a need for Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to wake up from his deep slumber.

If the state government doesn’t respond even now, there is a high probability of facing a huge disaster,” Revanth Reddy said in a media statement.

Revanth Reddy said that the Chief Minister should conduct a high-level review meeting with all the departments concerned, and alert the residents of under the purview of the Kadem project. He said that the residents in the flood-affected areas have no scope to come out of their residences. “

The residents are facing the threat of collapsing of houses or other structures, in case of old and deteriorated houses. The government machinery should identify such old structures on war footage.

The common public has no idea has to where the Chief Minister, while the situation becoming grimmer,” he said.

The TPCC Chief demanded that the Chief Minister immediately respond to activate the timely reviews and rescue operations at the war footing. (INN)

Congress to ‘gherao’ Collectorates over 2BHK houses

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Working President & Medchal MP A. Revanth Reddy has announced that Congress party would launch a massive agitation if State Government fails to deliver promised double bed room houses to weaker sections by next month.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Revanth Reddy said that the TRS Government was only making false claims on construction and distribution of 2BHK house for poor. He said nearly 26 lakh people across Telangana, including about 10 lakhs in Hyderabad, do not own a house.

He said that the TRS Government, in the last six years, took no steps for the construction of double bed room houses. He alleged that the State Government has stopped release of funds to the contractors for the houses which were already sanctioned.

Revanth Reddy demanded that the State Government depute a senior official as incharge to complete the construction of houses on war footing basis. He said the deserving beneficiaries should be provided a 2BHK unit in the same basthi/locality.

Asking the government to ensure release of funds in this month, he warned that the Congress party would launch a massive agitation and ‘gherao’ District Collectorates if the government fails to deliver the 2BHK houses by April. (INN)

Revanth offers to quit politics on losing Kodangal seat

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Working President A. Revanth Reddy stated that he was ready to quit politics if he loses elections from Kodangal seat. Else, he said caretaker minister K. Tarakarama Rao should take political sanyas.

Addressing a press conference at his residence, Revanth Reddy asked KTR to accept his challenge and make his view public. He said that the Congress-led People’s Front was all set to win the elections and it would be a gift for UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

He said people have given a shocking mandate against TRS which would be known on December 11.

Revanth Reddy alleged that the TRS has indulged in several poll irregularities and also deleted the names of opposition workers at booth level.

He said TRS leaders enacted several dramas and mistakes due to the fear of a humiliating defeat. He said more than 20 lakh people have been deprived of their voting rights. He demanded that the Election Commission of India order a comprehensive probe into the matter. (INN)

Filing a 100 Cr defamation case on Revanth Reddy: EventsNow Company

Hyderabad: The Events Now company has threatened to file a Rs. 100 crore defamation against Telangana Congress Working President A. Revanth Reddy.

“EventsNow is not into the business of organizing events. It’s a software driven event ticket booking platform. EventsNow is one of the most reputed among hundreds of ticketing companies in India.

Revanth Reddy doesn’t have a minimum understanding of the functioning of online e commerce ticketing business,” the company said in a press release on Saturday evening.

It claimed that all the accusations made by Revanth Reddy are baseless, and intended to tarnish the image of the Company and its promoters.

In a press note, the company strongly denied all allegations made by Revanth Reddy against EventsNow and its promoters and described them as false and baseless. “If Revanth Reddy does not withdraw his false propaganda against EventsNow promoters, he should be prepared to face criminal case followed by defamation suit.

The allegations made by Revanth Reddy clearly prove that he does not have any knowledge about how online e-commerce ticketing business works and he is making allegations against the company with some vested interest,” the company said.

Similar allegations were made by Revanth Reddy against EventsNow in 2017 and the company sent a legal notice to Reddy. However, he failed to respond to the notice.

The company expressed strong reservation against comments made by Revanth Reddy Since these allegations are affecting and damaging the reputation of the company and image of its promoter.

EvenstNow demanded that Revanth Reddy withdraw his allegations and tender unconditional apology immediately, failing Which EventsNow will pursue legal recourse by filing suitable criminal charges and 100 Crore defamation suit. (INN)

Uttam slams KCR for IT raids on Revanth’s houses

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has strongly condemned the IT raids on the residences of TPCC Working President A. Revanth Reddy and described it as an act of political vengeance by TRS Government.

On information of IT raids, Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with senior leaders K. Jana Reddy, Seethakka, Gudur Narayana Reddy and others, visited Revanth Reddy’s house in Jubilee Hills. However, they were prevented by the police to enter the house which led to a minor altercation between the TPCC chief and senior police officials.

Hundreds of Congress workers who had gathered at the house raised slogans against caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and also burnt his effigy.

Speaking to media persons, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that those raising voice against KCR’s regime were being suppressed and they were being implicated in false cases. He said the IT raids on Revanth Reddy’s house were similar to the raids conducted at Congress leader D.K. Shiva Kumar’s house before Karnataka elections.

He said KCR, in connivance with BJP Government at the Centre, was trying to harass Congress leaders. He said that the people were taking a note of cheap tactics by KCR to intimidate the opposition leaders and they would teach TRS a fitting lesson in next elections.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said conducting raids on the residences of Revanth Reddy in the absence of house inmates was illegal. He said if Income Tax Department really wants to unearth illegal wealth, then it should conduct raids at the office of TRS party and residence of caretaker CM.

He said Congress leaders and workers would not get threatened with the fake cases being booked against them by TRS Government. Instead, it would motivate them to fight against KCR with more vigour.

The TPCC Chief said that KCR was under the grip of fear of a humiliating defeat in next elections. The same fear has turned KCR insane to the extent that he has started harassing the Congress leaders by reviving old cases.

He said former MLA Jagga Reddy was wrongly arrested in a case of 2004 despite the fact that his name did not figure anywhere in the case. Later, Gandra Venkatarmana Reddy was targeted. Now, KCR is trying to target Revanth Reddy, he said.

Former CLP leader Jana Reddy condemned the IT raids on the residences of Revanth Reddy and said if people wish to save democracy in Telangana then they must keep KCR away from power in next elections.

“Be mentally prepared to face anything for next 60 days”

“The next two months are very crucial for the Congress party. All leaders and activists should be prepared to face and counter any kind of harassment by the TRS and BJP Government. You must not succumb to any kind of pressure or tactics by TRS and you will win the next elections,” said Uttam Kumar Reddy while addressing a gathering on the occasion of ex-MLA of Chevella K.S. Rathnam joining the Congress party at Gandhi Bhavan on Thursday.

Uttam Kumar Redy said that the polling for Assembly elections was likely to be held by November end and Congress party was all set to win them.

The TPCC Chief said huge injustice has occurred to Chevella after KCR became Chief Minister. He said previous Congress Government, led by Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, had launched several projects to provide drinking and irrigation water to Chevella and surrounding areas. However, after TRS came to power, all projects, including Pranahita-Chevella Project were shelved which pushed entire Chevella into a backward state.

Listing out other failures of TRS Government, Uttam Kumar Reddy said no section of society was happy with the performance of TRS Government. He alleged that KCR family has looted public wealth during the last four years and now it wants to utilise it to win next elections.

He said KCR has crushed all democratic institutions in the State. In open violation of Constitution, as many as 25 MLAs of opposition parties were made to defect to TRS and those opposing the government like Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and A. Sampath Kumar were illegally expelled from the House. All IAS and IPS officers were subjected to political misuse and media has been barred from reporting the truth under TRS regime.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said Telangana has emerged No. 1 only in terms of debts, farmers’ suicides and sale of liquor.

Nalgonda Zilla Parishad Chairman Balu Naik, along with his hundreds of supporters, also joined the party today at Gandhi Bhavan in the presence of all senior leaders. (INN)

Revanth denies having plans to undertake padayatra

Hyderabad: Congress leader and Kodangal MLA A. Revanth Reddy has clarified that he had not put forth any pre-condition of taking up padayatra across Telangana State before joining the Congress party.

In an informal chat with media persons at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday, Revanth Reddy said he had neither presented any plan to hold padayatra nor was it rejected by the HIgh Command.

He said there was no truth in such reports and they were mere media speculations. He said he was ready to accept any responsibility which is assigned to him by the High Command and TPCC President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.

Revanth Reddy said that the performance of Congress party in several districts of Telangana in next elections would be highly impressive.

He said that the party would emerge victorious in areas which have large Velama population. He said that the people of Telangana would never accept family rule and therefore, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his family members were bound to face rejection in next polls.

The Congress leader also claimed that his party would win Karnataka Assembly elections. He said by supporting JD(S), TRS was indirectly helping BJP. He alleged that KCR has announced its support for JD (S) due to the interference of BJP president Amit Shah. (INN)

KCR trying to use Metro Rail for own benefit: Revanth Reddy

Hyderabad: Congress leader and Kodangal MLA A. Revanth Reddy has alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was trying to use Hyderabad Metro Rail for his own personal gains.

Speaking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday, Revanth Reddy condemned the State Government’s decision to expand Metro Rail from Rai Durgam to Shamshabad and alleged that it would put an additional burden of Rs. 4,000 on the State’s exchequer.

He said instead of taking the Metro Rail from Falaknuma to Shamshabad, TRS Government wants to extend the route to Raiduram to Shamshabad Airport.

Revanth Reddy said that Raidurgam-Shamshabad route would not benefit the common people, but KCR family would gain out of it as they possess several properties enroute. He said the Metro Rail expansion would increase the value of KCR family’s properties from hundreds of crores to thousands of crores.

He said Falaknum-Shamshabad Airport route was just 15 km while Raidurgam-Shamshabad would be around 31 km. Therefore, the first route will cause less burden on State Exchequer while the second route will only benefit the KCR family, he alleged. (INN)

90% of defectors will not get TRS ticket: Revanth

Hyderabad: Congress leader and Kodangal MLA A. Revanth Reddy said that almost 90% of leaders who defected to ruling party from other political parties would not get TRS ticket.

In an informal chat with media persons on Thursday, Revanth Reddy claimed that MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy, who defected from TDP, would not get TRS ticket in next elections. Similarly, he said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was asking Ministers Etala Rajender, Harish Rao and Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari to contest the Lok Sabha elections instead of Assembly.

He said KCR was doing so to reduce their influence in State politics and minimise threat for the leadership of his son and minister K. Tarakarama Rao.

Revanth Reddy said that the Congress party would wholeheartedly welcome the entry of former minister and BJP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy into the Congress party. (INN)

Laxma Reddy denies allegations of fake medical degree

Hyderabad: Health Minister Dr. K. Laxma Reddy has offered to quit politics if it was proved that he was holding a fake medical degree.

Speaking to media persons on Sunday, the minister strongly objected to the allegations made by Congress leader A. Revanth Reddy against him. He said he has already clarified about his academic qualification and degree along with the details of college in Karnataka where he studied. However, he said that Revanth Reddy has been spreading false propaganda against him.

Laxma Reddy advised Revanth Reddy to pick a panel of 10 journalists to visit the college in Gulbarga where he studies and verify the details of his degree.

In case Revanth Reddy proves that his degree was fake, then the minister said he would quit politics. (INN)

Revanth questions Advani’s absence from BJP campaign

Hyderabad: Congress leader and Kodangal MLA A. Revanth Reddy has questioned as to why BJP senior leader L.K. Advani did not took part in BJP’s campaign in Gujarat.

Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday, Revanth pointed out that Advani neither participated in the campaign, nor he congratulated the party leaders and workers on its victory in Gujarat elections.

He alleged that Advani has distanced himself from the BJP as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah were indulging in cheap politics. He said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advani practices moral-based politics while PM Modi and Amit Shah lack any morals.

Revanth said there was a significant decline in the vote share of BJP in Gujarat. He said that it was the fear of humiliating defeat that made PM Modi float fictitious stories of Pakistan’s conspiring to defeat him in Gujarat.

Further, he asked as to why Central Government did not take action if someone has conspired to assassinate PM Modi. He said that the BJP’s base in Gujarat has eroded and it could to win the seat that falls in PM Modi’s ancestral home.

The Congress leader said Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao too was indulging in cheap politics by encouraging defections in other parties. (INN)