Hyderabad: V Hanumantha Rao alleges threat to life from Revanth Reddy
The senior Congress leader says getting threatening calls, seeks protection
Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Monday requested the Telangana Police to provide him security alleging that he has a threat to his life from the supporters of fellow party leader Revanth Reddy.
In a letter to the Director-General of Police (DGP) Mahender Reddy, Rao said that he started getting calls from an unknown number from the afternoon of December 25.
"A call came to me around 3.30 pm on December 25. The caller was using filthy and vulgar language. He questioned me as to why I am opposing Revanth Reddy becoming TPCC President. The caller himself made the conversation viral on social media. I brought the matter to the notice of the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad. He told me to lodge the complaint with the Commissioner of Cyberabad since the incident happened there. Then I wrote a complaint and gave it to the ACP. He has forwarded it to Raidurgam Inspector," he wrote in the letter.
The senior Congress leader said that in his 42-year political career he opposed many leaders across party lines, but never received such threats. Notably, Rao on December 25, threatened to resign from the party, along with other party leaders, if Revanth Reddy, who has a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) background, is made the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief.