Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy strongly condemned caretaker minister K. Tarakarama Rao for his remarks against AICC President Rahul Gandhi.
Gudur Narayana Reddy, in a media statement on Sunday, said that by targeting Rahul Gandhi, KTR was trying to cover up anti-Dalit face of TRS which has been exposed by the Congress president during speeches at Bhainsa and Kamareddy.
He said caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao came to power on the promise of making a Dalit CM. However, KCR himself acquired the top post and started treating all Dalits as his personal enemies.
“Why KTR does not speak about KCR’s promise of a Dalit CM?” he asked.
The Congress leader reminded how KCR insulted and removed Dr. T. Rajaiah, a SC leader, from the post of Deputy CM unceremoniously. Funds were not released properly for the SC welfare and all incidents of atrocities on Dalits were ignored.
He said that the TRS Government did not react when a Dalit girl was gang-raped in Karimnagar on February 2016. KCR did not even visit Hyderabad Central University when Rohit Vemula, a Dalit scholar, committed suicide.
“KTR always tries to grab media attention by targeting big leaders like Rahul Gandhi. He must check the reality before defending his father and himself,” he said.
Gudur Narayana Reddy said that people would never forget the Nerella incident wherein Dalits were brutally tortured in illegal police custody for raising voice against KCR-family backed Sand mafia.
“KTR just followed the footsteps of his father KCR by subjecting poor Dalits of his own Sircilla constituency to third-degree torture just to suppress their voice,” he said while adding that the list of KCR-family’s sins towards Dalits was too long.
He said that Rahul Gandhi has rightly pointed out that KCR has insulted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by removing his name from Pranahita Chevella Srujala Sravanthi to Kaleshwaram Project.
“Just like BJP, which keeps changing names of projects and places that matches their Hindutva image, KCR too replaced Dr. Ambedkar’s name with Kaleshwaram to please his bosses in Delhi,” he alleged.
Further, he said KCR conducted Chandi Yagnam and other rituals and exhibited his hard core inclination towards some superstitious beliefs at many occasions. Similarly, he said KCR praised last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan and made friendship with hardcore persons like MIM leaders.
Therefore, he said KCR completely avoided names of secular leaders like Dr. Ambedkar and erased them wherever possible.
The Congress leader also questioned KCR on the status of 125-feet statue of Dr. Ambedkar which KCR had promised to install in the city. The decision was announced on April 8, 2016 and the statue was to be unveiled on April 14, 2017. “Nothing has been done in this regard.
The announcement was only aimed at cheating and humiliating the Dalits. Leave 125-feet, KCR did not install a 25-feet statue of Dr. Ambedkar anywhere in the State. KCR never attended the official celebrations of birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar anytime,” he said.
Gudur Narayana Reddy alleged that KCR hates Dr. Ambedkar to the extent that he does not like Constitution of India draft by the great leader. “KCR never respected the Constitution and tried to replace several Central Acts like the Land Acquisition with State Acts.
KCR will be remembered in the history as the only Chief Minister who openly violated the Constitution just because it was drafted by Dr. Ambedkar.
Although many violations were corrected due to the interference of courts, KCR remained disloyal to Dr. Ambedkar’s Constitution till his last day in office,” he said.
He expressed confidence that the people of Telangana would teach anti-Dalit TRS and KCR a fitting lesson in next elections. (INN)