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Suryapet: Uttam Kumar Reddy slams Telangana government for protocol violation

TPCC chief and Nalgonda MP Uttam Kumar Reddy interacting with the tribals during his visit to Mattamaplly mandal on Sunday
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TPCC chief and Nalgonda MP Uttam Kumar Reddy interacting with the tribals during his visit to Mattamaplly mandal on Sunday

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Huzurnagar (Suryapet): TPCC President and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy strongly condemned the repeated violation of protocol by the TRS government in the State by ignoring the elected representatives of the Congress.

Stating that the State government didn't invited him properly to the inauguration of Mattapally bridge held recently, though it falls under his Lok Sabha constituency, he said that he would lodge a complaint with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla against the State government for violation of protocol.

He visited Mattapally Bridge in Huzurnagar Assembly constituency, which falls in Nalgonda constituency, on Sunday and interacted with the tribals of Mattampalli mandal. They alleged that their lands were grabbed by outsiders with false documents with active collusion of the ruling party leaders and officials. They also complained that goondas are being employed to dispose of their lands and the local police are helping the land grabbers. Uttam assured them that the Congress and he will stand by them.

Later speaking with the media, the TPCC chief said the bridge connects Mattamaplly village in Suryapet district of Telangana to Tangedu village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, which reduces travelling distance to Guntur by 50 km, thus saving both time and money of hundreds of regular commuters.

The construction began in January 2014 in the undivided Andhra Pradesh State and completed in 2018. He alleged that the TRS government had delayed its inauguration by not laying approach roads just to deprive the Congress of the credit for the bridge construction.

"The TRS government is habituated to take false credit for the achievements of the previous Congress regime. Mattapally bridge is a glaring example of how the TRS government is cheating the people with wrong claims of achievements," he said.

The TPCC Chief alleged that the TRS government only painted the old and existing reservoirs and pipelines to show them as new constructions under Mission Bhagiratha, as Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao believes only in laying foundation stones or painting the existing infrastructure to stake false claims. He demanded the State government to take immediate action to protect tribal lands.

Later, he inaugurated Rama Rao Lakavath's statue at Peekalnaik Thanda and other programmes in Huzurnagar

constituency. TPCC chief Uttam Kumar informed that the Congress will organise a dharna before all District Collectorates on Monday (January 11) demanding withdrawal of new farm bills of the BJP government at the Centre and the TRS government's decision to do away with IKP and procurement centres.

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