Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy described the next elections as “Dharma Yuddham” (holy war) which Congress, along with other parties, NGOs and people’s organisations, will fight against autocratic, arrogant and dictatorial rule of KCR and his family members.
Addressing a press conference after the TPCC Executive Committee meeting at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, Uttam Kumar Reddy reiterated that the next elections would not be “Congress Vs TRS“.
but it will be a contest between “KCR Family Vs People of Telangana”. He appealed all political parties including TDP, Civil Society, employees’ unions, women organisations, students’ groups and all NGOs and voluntary organisations to join the “Dharma Yuddham” to bury the corrupt regime of TRS in next elections.
He said a committee, comprising of senior leaders including K. Jana Reddy, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Mohammed Ali Shabbir and himself, has been constituted do explore the possibilities of having political alliances.
He said the committee would conduct preliminary discussions with different political parties and the proposals would be discussed further in the party forum.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party would not encourage any kind of lobbying for party tickets. He said party ticket (B-Form) would be delivered at the door step of eligible candidates and there was no need for anyone to visit party headquarters in Delhi or Hyderabad.
He said candidates would be selected on the basis of their winnability on merit and social justice. He said the Congress candidates’ lists being circulated in the social media was completely bogus.
The TPCC chief several issues were discussed during the TPCC Executive meeting today. He said that the Telangana Congress would actively participate in the Bharat Bandh call given by the AICC on September 10 against the rising prices of diesel and petrol.
While Prime Minister Narender Modi’s Government at the Centre has been increasing the prices of diesel and petrol exorbitantly, KCR Government in Telangana has been harassing the common man by imposing heavy taxes.
He appealed all political parties, Congress workers and common people to make Bharat Bandh against the inhuman approach of BJP and TRS Governments a grand success. He said Congress leaders at district, mandal and Gram Panchayat level have been directed to take part in the Bharat Bandh.
Uttam Kumar Reddy has strongly condemned caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for his remarks against former Prime Ministers Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and AICC President Rahul Gandhi.
He said KCR had no stature to speak anything on Nehru-Gandhi family which has given several sacrifices for the country. He said KCR had worked as an agent who used to make fake passports. He said people of Telangana have been condemning KCR’s remarks and they have realised that KCR was not fit for the Chief Minister’s post.
He informed that the TPCC Executive Committee has passed a resolution against KCR’s remarks.
The TPCC Chief informed that the Congress party would organise party flag hoisting programme from 11th to 18th September. He directed all the Congress workers to hoist party flag in their villages, houses and vehicles on 11th September.
He said Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would visit Telangana on September 12 and address a press conference on Rafale scam. He will also address a meeting of minorities in Sangareddy in the same evening.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said all Congress workers have been directed to check electoral rolls in their villages and immediately approach the authorities concerned if names of eligible voters are missing from the list.
He also informed that publicity material of Congress party was under preparation and it would soon be released. A decision has also been taken to set up a War Room in Gandhi Bhavan or Indira Bhavan to supervise party’s campaign.
AICC Telangana Incharge R.C. Khuntia, TPCC Working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, PAC Chairman Dr. J. Geetha Reddy and other senior leaders were also present.