Congress To Contest Dubbak By-Elections: Uttam

Hyderabad, Aug.14 (Maxim News): TPCC President & Nalgonda MP. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday announced that the Congress party would contest the by-elections in Dubbak Assembly constituency.

He was speaking on the occasion of joining of Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) Secretary Bhawani Reddy into the Congress party at his residence in Banjara Hills today. Bhawani Reddy had contested the Assembly election from Siddipet constituency in 2018 on TJS ticket which had alliance with the Congress party. He said Bhawani Reddy was highly educated and qualified and she had a bright future in politics. He hoped that her entry would strengthen the Congress party in Siddipet.

Announcing that the Congress party would contest the Dubbak Assembly by-polls, he asked DCC President Narsa Reddy to take immediate measures to strengthen the party at Mandal level and also convene a constituency-level meeting. He asked the party cadre to gear up for the by-elections.

Reddy expressed concern over the increase in attacks and atrocities on Dalits across Telangana State. He said a Dalit farmer, Narsimhulu, committed suicide in Gajwel, CM KCR’s constituency, after his land was forcibly taken away by the government. Similarly, another Dalit youth committed himself in the police station after he was subjected to harassment by the police men at the instance of ruling TRS leaders. He said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has remained a mute spectator to the atrocities on Dalits and Girijans in the State.

He said that social justice was possible only through the Congress party. Accusing CM KCR of doing injustice with SCs, STs, BCs, minorities and other weaker sections, he said that the Congress party would raise the voice to protect the rights and interest of all suppressed sections. He said that a representation would be made with the Union Ministry for Social Justice, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Scheduled Castes Commission on the attacks on Dalits in Telangana to seek their intervention.

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