TPCC urges people to back Bharat Bandh
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Sunday appealed to the people to support the Bharat Bandh on Monday to protest against rising fuel prices The call for bandh was given by the All India Congress Committee
Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Sunday appealed to the people to support the 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday to protest against rising fuel prices. The call for bandh was given by the All India Congress Committee.
Addressing a meeting with Assembly Coordinators of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Malkajgiri, Chevella and Medak Lok Sabha constituencies at Gandhi Bhavan here, Uttam Kumar Reddy said the rising prices of petrol and diesel are hitting the common man hard.
While the BJP government at the Centre took no measures to keep the prices under control, the TRS government in Telangana aggravated the sufferings of common man by levying new taxes.
He said the taxes on petrol and diesel imposed by TRS government in Telangana were the highest.. Therefore, he said the Congress party had decided to take the battle against rising petrol and diesel prices to streets.
He directed all the Congress leaders and workers to actively participate in the 'Bharat Bandh'. He also spoke to District Congress Committee (DCC) presidents and other important leaders asking them to ensure participation of entire cadre in the protest.
The Congress workers would also burn the effigies of Modi and KCR governments on Monday to express their protest. AICC Secretary N S Bose Raju and other senior leaders also addressed the meeting.
Meanwhile, leaders belonging to various parties and groups joined the Congress party on Sunday. B C Aikya Vedika president Allampalli Ram Kothi joined the Congress along with hundreds of supports.
Similarly, hundreds of TRS activists, led by Priyanka and Sandeep Raj, joined the Congress. TRS activists from Siddipet, Wyra and Station Ghanpur constituencies also joined the Congress party today.
On the other hand, former MLA of Malkajgiri Akula Rajender met the TPCC Chief today and expressed his willingness to join the Congress party.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttam Kumar Reddy said caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao did not fulfil a single major promise which he made with people in 2014 elections.
Poor Dalit and Girijans families did not get promised three acres of land. Muslims and STs were not provided with 12 per cent reservation.
Stating game was over for Chandrashekar Rao, Uttam Kumar Reddy reiterated that the next elections would be between "KCR family vs people of Telangana".
The TPCC President expressed deep condolences over the demise of T Manemma, ex-MLA and widow of former Chief Minister T Anjaiah. He described her demise as irreparable loss to the party.