It’s KCR Kshamapana Sabha, avers Uttam
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday asked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to change the name of proposed public meeting on Sunday from Pragathi Nivedana Sabha to KCR Kshamapana Sabha Apology Meeting
Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday asked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to change the name of proposed public meeting on Sunday from ‘Pragathi Nivedana Sabha’ to ‘KCR Kshamapana Sabha’ (Apology Meeting).
Addressing three separate tele-conferences with over 30,000 booth-level and mandal presidents from across the State, Uttam said, “K Chandrashekar Rao failed on all fronts. His government did not fulfil a single major electoral promise. Instead of shamelessly claiming that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government achieved something, the Chief Minister should apologise to people for his failures.”
He should apologise to Muslims and STs for not implementing 12 per cent reservation, to Dalits and Girijans for not giving three acres land and to jobless youth for not creating jobs or filling up vacancies, Uttam said. The Chief Minister owes an apology to women for not giving them their deserved rights and due share in power, he added.
He alleged that the decision of K Chandrashekar Rao to hold early elections for Telangana Assembly was nothing but a silent confession of his defeat. “Tremendous public response to the recent visit of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Hyderabad had sent shockwaves among the TRS leaders. With the Congress party gaining strength across the State, Chandrashekar Rao already sensed a humiliating defeat in next polls. As a last attempt to protect his party from the rising Congress wave, the Chief Minister is going for early polls. But Chandrashekar Rao must realise that he cannot stop a Congress Tsunami by any means,” TPCC chief said.
If the TRS is confident of its popularity, then why is it holding a mass public meeting by spending over Rs 300 crore and misusing entire official machinery? If common people are already with the TRS, then whom is it trying to impress? he asked while claiming that people are now with the Congress party.
He said that K Chandrashekar Rao’s sins toward people of Telangana are unpardonable. He played with the lives and careers of lakhs of students by not implementing Fee Reimbursement scheme. While he ensured construction of his palatial bungalow Pragathi Bhavan in nine months by spending over Rs 500 crore, he showed no interest in constructing promised double bed room houses for poor. Farmers were subjected to continuous harassment by not undertaking the crop loan waiver scheme in a single take, he added.
He also alleged that the TRS was spending illegal wealth that it accumulated during the last four years from Andhra contractors on its public meeting. He alleged that the TRS was assembling the crowd in the meeting by paying Rs 500 per head.
Earlier in the day, Uttam Kumar Reddy participated in the swearing-in-ceremony of NSUI office bearers. Speaking on the occasion, he asked NSUI members to take up mass contact programmes to expose the failures of the TRS government and also to brief the people on what the Congress party plans to do for people when it is voted to power in next elections.