Hyderabad: Hayathnagar corporator Sama Tirumala Reddy who was touring the areas affected by Saturday night’s downpour had to face the wrath of the residents who heckled him, forcing him to leave the place.
On the morning of 18 October, Mr. Reddy was touring the Ranganayakula gutta area in Hayathnagar when residents surrounded him, accusing him of turning a blind eye to the encroachment of the Ranganayakula gutta nala. “We have brought this issue to your notice but you did not bother about it. We are facing the consequences now,” one of the residents told the corporator.
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According to the residents, due to the heavy rains the nala is overflowing, inundating the entire locality. The situation is the same even when there is light rainfall, they said.
The situation got out of control as several women joined the residents and Mr. Reddy was forced to end his visit.
On Wednesday, minister K.T Rama Rao was also caught in a similar situation at Bairamalguda where he was inspecting the affected areas. He had to leave the place after people started raising slogans against the government. The next day, TRS MLA from Uppal Bethi Subhas Reddy had to face the heat of the residents of marooned colonies at Ramanthapur in the city.
The MLA along with a few officials was touring the localities that were marooned due to the heavy downpour. While questioning his ‘negligent attitude’ towards the people who voted him to power, the residents threatened to end their lives and leave a note stating that he was responsible for their deaths.