Hyderabad: After the BJP released what it called a 'charge-sheet' against the TRS government, listing the failures of the GHMC, the Congress working president and MP, Anumula Revanth Reddy, has now said the party will also release a charge-sheet against BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar and point out the issues which the Congress had raised against the TRS government at the Centre.
The Union minister of environment, forest, and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, had, during a press conference, released the 'charge-sheet' against the TRS government.
Launching an attack against Mr. Javadekar, Revanth said, "Illegal mining in Nalgonda is being carried out by their own MP Arvind Dharmapuri about which the environment minister is silent. This clearly shows how much the BJP wants to protect the TRS government here in the state."
Regarding the minister's allegation that the Congress was contesting the GHMC elections to divide the BJP votes, Revanth said the BJP is contesting the election to help TRS win. "In Telangana, the BJP is helping TRS and in Delhi, TRS is helping the BJP. Both the parties are making fools out of the people of the state by pitting them against each other," he said. He also accused the TRS and BJP of "loot" politics.
He further said, "We wrote 11 letters to the environment minister about issues pertaining to the submergence of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthy Lift Irrigation Scheme, Srisailam power project issues, Musi encroachment, Jawahar Nagar dumping yard issue, and GO111 (issued in 1996 to protect reservoirs). These all pertain to the ministry which Javadekar is handling." Revanth also alleged that the TRS government had encroached Gandipet and Musi river and when the Congress had complained to Mr. Javadekar, he did not take any action.
The Congress leader claimed that the TRS government had encroached upon Hussain Sagar to build the secretariat. However, according to the Construction and Demolition Act 2017 and the Environment Forest Act 2006, the government should have taken permission from the department of environment which the TRS government didn't. This clearly shows the intention of the BJP, he added.
On Congress leaders joining the AIMIM, Revanth said, "During the elections, many leaders leave the party to join others. Those who joined the AIMIM were early in AIMIM only. Why they joined AIMIM? We will get an answer from Darussalam."