Hyderabad: Telangana Congress president and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy terms chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s stand against CAA as a “political drama”. Responding to KCR’s announcement that Telangana Assembly too would pass an anti-CAA resolution, he said despite repeated demands by him for a special Assembly session on the issue, KCR remained silent.

”However, immediately after declaration of results of municipal elections on Saturday, KCR began a new drama,” the MP alleged.

He said KCR could not be trusted as he keeps changing his stance and never honours his own words.

“People across the country have been protesting against the CAA and many State Assemblies have passed resolutions opposing the CAA,” the MP further added.

The Nalgonda MP further alleged that TRS won the municipal elections on the basis of money, liquor and misuse of official machinery.

“Money and liquor distributed by the ruling TRS won it the municipal elections. It is the democracy which has lost the election and not the Congress,” the MP said. 

Calling this as a dangerous trend for democracy, he called upon the intellectuals and other members in the society to launch a movement to save democracy in Telangana State. He said democracy could not be restored unless elections are held in a free, fair and transparent manner. He alleged that the TRS had spent up to Rs. 30,000 per vote to win the civic polls.

Uttam Reddy said TRS and BJP were having a secret understanding in Telangana. “BJP leaders only give media statements alleging corruption and embezzlement of funds by TRS leaders. But they never made a request to their own party’s government at the Centre to order a CBI probe against KCR or other TRS leaders,” he added.

He said practices like engineering defections of elected representatives of opposition parties into ruling party; kidnapping of political leaders, extreme usage of liquor, money and official position; curbing protest against wrong policies; house arrests; implication in false cases and using police to harass and terrorise political opponents have become common in Telangana. He said these practices have raised

Raising serious doubts on the very survival of democracy in Telangana, Uttam Reddy said practices like engineering defections of elected representatives, extreme usage of liquor, money and official position; curbing protest against wrong policies have become common in Telangana.

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