KCR’s autocratic rule slammed by CPI

THE HANS INDIA |   Mar 21,2017 , 02:09 AM IST

CPI leader Venkat Reddy says all citizens are ‘Bahubalis’ and would teach a befitting lesson to the Chief Minister KCR.

CPI leader Ch Venkat Reddy addressing a press conference in Hanamkonda on Monday
CPI leader Ch Venkat Reddy addressing a press conference in Hanamkonda on Monday

Hanamkonda: The Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, has been running an autocratic rule in the state much against democratic spirit, alleged Communist Party of India (CPI) Telangana state secretary Ch Venkat Reddy.

He accused the CM of acting egotistically and deceiving public with jugglery of words. Referring to the TRS party leaders’ statements describing Chandrashekar Rao as ‘Bahubali’, the CPI leader said the public in the state were also ‘Bahubalis’ and would teach a fitting lesson to the ruling party when time comes.

Speaking to press persons in Hanamkonda on Monday, Venkat Reddy alleged the TRS government was stifling the voices that were questioning the government. The CM’s dictatorial attitude and level of suppression was much higher than the erstwhile Nizams of Hyderabad.

Referring to the government’s proposal to shift ‘Dharna chowk’ at Indira Park near Tank Bund to the outskirts of Hyderabad, he said the decision was unilateral. It was meant to deprive the public of their right to express dissent in a democratic way and to take their problems to the notice of the government.

The issue was already taken to the notice of Governor ESL Narasimhan. With a demand to withdraw the government’s decision of shifting Dharna Chowk, a seminar would be organised in Hyderabad on Tuesday, the CPI leader informed.

‘The CPI feels that there is a need for unification of political and democratic forces against the misrule of the TRS. The communists don’t need ideological lessons from the CM Chandrashekar Rao. By 2019 the CPI would emerge as a strong force in the state,’ he noted.

Venkat Reddy informed it was planned to stage dharnas at all mandal headquarters from March 20 to 25 on public issues like double bedroom houses and others. On March 27, protests would be staged at all district Collectorates.

Conferences and seminars would be held in April in all districts to discuss measures required for the development of the districts. The CPI state leaders T Srinivasa Rao and P Saraiah, district leaders Karre Bikshapathi, Sk Bashu Miya, Sada Lakshmi, Gunde Badri and others were present.