Hyderabad: TRS leaders are now facing the wrath of the citizens who are unhappy with the way they handled the flood situation following the heavy rains in the city. In fact, minister K.T Rama Rao who was inspecting the affected areas at Bairamalguda on Wednesday was forced to leave the area after people raised slogans against the state government.
On 15 October, the TRS MLA from Uppal, Bethi Subhas Reddy, had to face the angry residents of marooned colonies of Ramanthapur in the city. The MLA, along with a few officials, was touring the area when the residents questioned his “negligent attitude” towards the people who had voted him to power and also threatened to commit suicide and in their suicide note state that he was responsible for their deaths. Videos of the conversation between the MLA and the residents have gone viral on social media platforms and the MLA could be heard shouting at the residents.
Angry residents lash out at the Uppal legislator and officials for delay in extending help. Many colonies continue to face inundation following the incessant rains received on Oct 14th. pic.twitter.com/3XR7K8UNQ0— @CoreenaSuares (@CoreenaSuares2) October 15, 2020
Water from Ramanthapur lake flowed into the residential colonies in the surrounding areas following the heavy rains. One such colony was Ravindra Nagar. Mr. Reddy and other officials toured the area by boat. While he was visiting the people and inquiring about their well-being, some women who were taking shelter on the top floors of their buildings questioned him about his delayed response. Is this why we voted you? they asked. Not expecting this reaction from the people, the MLA became enraged and picked up an argument with them.
The MLA was heard shouting at the women and telling them he was monitoring the situation throughout the night. “Who do you think has provided help?” he was heard questioning the women.