·There is no space for BJP in Telangana: Uttam
·Congress told hold protest on July 23 against injustices with BCs
·Congress to organise party 4-day flag hoisting programme from July 27
Hyderabad, July 21(Maxim News): Accusing TRS Government of doing utter injustice to the Backward Classes in Telangana State, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy announced that the Congress party would give 50% of tickets to BCs and Muslims in the next municipal elections.
Addressing the preparatory meeting on municipal elections at Sangareddy on Sunday, Uttam Kumar Reddy strongly condemned the TRS Government for slashing the reservation percentage for BCs and described it as an attempt for political disempowerment of BCs. However, he said that the Congress party would not allow Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to suppress the BCs by denying them their due share in municipal elections. He directed all Congress workers to hold dharna at all district headquarters on July 23 in protest against the injustices being done to BCs by the TRS Government.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also ridiculed the claims being made by the BJP about its strength in Telangana. He said there was no space for the saffron party in Telangana State. He said BJP had secured only 7% of votes in the recently held elections. However, the BJP leaders were making tall claims based on their party’s victory in 4 Lok Sabha constituencies. He said those claims were being made out of over-confidence and ignorance. He reiterated that the Congress party was highly stable and strong enough to defeat TRS. He said that the vote share of Congress party has increased in subsequent elections compared to 2014 while TRS vote share has declined significantly.
The TPCC Chief also condemned the TRS Government for discrepancies in fixing the new boundaries for municipal wards and errors in the process of reservation. He said even the High Court has found the procedures adopted by the State Government to be incorrect. He said BCs should be given reservation in proportionate to their population. However, the set precedents were distorted to deprive BCs of their due share. Similarly, he said doors for large scale defections and horse trading were opened by having indirect elections for Municipal Chairmen and Corporation Mayors. He described the new Municipal Act as an insult to the people of Telangana and said it goes against the spirit of democracy.
Uttam Kumar Reddy directed the party workers to organise party flag hoisting programme at a massive scale in all municipal areas from 27th to 30th July. He said the programme should be organised with the slogan “Inti Intiki Congress, Vaada Vaadalu Congress Jhanda“. He expressed confidence that the Congress party would win majority of seats in all 140 municipalities.
The TPCC Chief demanded that the State Government immediately sanction a medical college for Sangareddy.
Further, he said that the party was fully supporting the agitation by MLA Jagga Reddy seeking water supply for Sangareddy.
He also informed that the next meeting of TPCC office bearers and other leaders would be held on August 9 in Mahabubnagar.
Earlier, addressing the meeting, AICC Telangana Inchrage R.C. Khuntia said that the new Municipal Act was full of errors and it was detrimental to the interest of people of Telangana.
Senior leaders including CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, TPCC Working Presidents Kusum Kumar and Ponnam Prabhakar, AICC Secretaries Bose Raju, Saleem Ahmed, Vamshichand Reddy and A. Sampath Kumar, former PCC President Ponnala Lakshmaiah, former ministers Mohammed Ali Shabbir, Dr. J. Geetha Reddy, TPCC Office bearers, DCC Presidents and Municipal presidents were present in the meeting. (Maxim News)