KCR’s statehood fast was as fake as himself: Uttam
Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday ridiculed caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Raos contention that he had risked his life for the sake of Telangana by undertaking a fast during Statehood movement
Hyderabad: Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday ridiculed caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s contention that he had risked his life for the sake of Telangana by undertaking a fast during Statehood movement.
Addressing the Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee’s executive meeting at Gandhi Bhavan, Uttam said “the fast was as fake as Chandrashekar Rao himself”. Reading out an extract from the reports of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttam said KCR was being administered supportive IV fluids with alimentation and multivitamins and other medicines through injection.
There was no risk to KCR’s life as he was getting required fluids and nutrients through injection. He said civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila had survived for 16 years without food as she was given the same fluids and nutrients through injection.
Uttam further added that after three days of fasting in Khammam, Chandrashekar Rao had drunk a glass of juice by snatching it from a compounder. Angry over KCR breaking the fast, Osmania University students took out a protest rally against him. “KCR had only grown his beard in NIMS in the name of fasting, and cheated the people,” Uttam added.
The TPCC chief ridiculed the objection raised by Chandrashekar Rao on the Congress party's alliance with Telugu Desam. He said the TRS chief had no moral right to question or object Congress party’s alliance with any other party as TRS had forged an alliance with TDP in 2009 elections. “MIM had strongly opposed formation of Telangana till 2014. But today, the same MIM is an ally of TRS. When you can ally with MIM, why cannot Congress go along with TDP?” he asked.
Strongly condemning KCR for making personal remarks against him in Nizamabad meeting, Uttam defended by calling Chandrashekar Rao a 'Battebaaz' and 'Dhokaybaaz' (cheat). Uttam said he stands by his statement that the TRS chief had spent his whole life speaking lies and cheating people. Contrary to this, Uttam Kumar Reddy said he had spent his major part of life serving the nation as the pilot of Indian Air Force.
“When I was defending the country on borders by flying MIG-21 and MIG-23, KCR was cheating people as a broker of a Dubai’s travel agent by making fake passports and fake visas.” He also claimed that KCR was once arrested by the Delhi police in a fake visa racket case. However, he said the then MP and Congress General Secretary M Satyanarayana Rao got him released on personal guarantee.
The TPCC chief also accused Chandrashekar Rao of inciting innocent youth and students to suicide during Statehood agitation. He said on November 29, 2009, Harish Rao had enacted the drama of attempting suicide in Siddipet. While Harish Rao survived unhurt, this incident prompted other innocent youth to commit suicide for the Statehood cause. Similarly, Uttam said KCR made a statement on December 20, 2009, saying that Telangana could be achieved only after the death of 4 lakh people.