Bhadrachalam as temple city if Congress comes to power: Uttam

Bhadrachalam as temple city if Congress comes to power: Uttam
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Bhadrachalam will be developed as ‘temple city’ if Congress comes to power, said Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday.

Bhadrachalam: Bhadrachalam will be developed as ‘temple city’ if Congress comes to power, said Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday.

Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had not only cheated people, but also the God, Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Chief Minister did not honour his promise of developing the Bhadrachalam town at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

Uttam Kumar Reddy and other senior leaders of Congress party, who were in temple town of Bhadrachalam on Wednesday as part of Praja Chaintanya Yatra, performed special puja at famous Sri Ramachandraswamy temple located on the banks of Godavari River.

"Bhadrachalam is a pious location and any promises made in this town are like promises made directly with God. While participating in the Sri Rama Navmi celebrations about two years ago, he had promised to develop Bhadrachalam by spending Rs 100 crore. But so far, the TRS government did not spend even 100 rupees for the progress of this temple town," Uttam Kumar Reddy while addressing a press conference.

He said that the previous Congress regime had planned to develop Bhadrachalam as Temple City. However, due to the sudden demise of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and other political developments like Telangana movement, the plan could not be implemented.

However, he said that the TRS government had the opportunity to develop Bhadrachalam. Stating that the Congress party was all set to return to power in next election, he promised that the Congress government would develop Bhadrachalam as Temple City.

The TPCC chief said KCR and Assembly Speaker S Madhusudan Chary had lost moral right to continue in their posts after Hyderabad High Court reversed the decision of expulsion of two Congress MLAs A Sampath Kumar and Komatireddy Venkatreddy.

TPCC Working President Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Leader of Opposition in Council Shabbir Ali, ex-MP Balram Naik and other senior leaders were also present.

Uttam Kumar Reddy also did a road show at a few places in Bhadrachalam Town. Later, he visited the Kamalapuram unit of Ballapur Industries Ltd and interacted with the workers who are suffering due to the closure of unit in 2014.

The workers told him that the management owes salaries of 32 months to nearly 700 employees. The TPCC Chief assured that the Congress leaders would speak to the Chief Secretary, management and would extend all possible help to the affected workers.

Party leaders welcomed the State party leaders. Party leaders Tothakura Ravi Shanker, B Srinivas, Srinivas Reddy, Rajesh, Ravi Kumar, Ramesh Gowd, Durga Prasad,Nakka Prasad, Roshi Reddy,and others participated in the programme.

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