Hyderabad: Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao on Thursday accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders of carrying out propaganda against Telangana Congress leaders through the newspaper and television news channels that they own.
Speaking to media persons here, VHR alleged that the TRS has stooped down to the level of initiating personal attacks against the Congress leaders to tarnish their image among the public. He claimed that TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao was trying to take entire credit for the formation of Telangana, which actually was the result of continuous struggle of people of this region. He said it was AICC President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders of Congress party who turned the dream of Telangana into a reality. However, KCR is trying to hijack the entire issue, he alleged.
VHR also condemned TRS Secretary General K Keshav Rao for latter’s criticism against the Congress party. He alleged that KK switched his loyalties to the TRS after he was denied a ticket by the Congress party. He said KK should realise that it was the Congress party that made him the President of PCC and also a member of Rajya Sabha. It is morally wrong to target a parent party which gave him the recognition that he enjoys today, he said.
He alleged that KCR has become greedy for power and went back on his promise of making a Dalit CM for Telangana. He said now KCR is trying hard to elevate himself for the top post.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that the Congress party has always promoted the leaders of Backward Classes. Leaders including KK, Ponnala Lakshmaiah and himself were made PCC Presidents. Similarly, top posts were given to leaders like Siddaramaiah, S Bangarappa Ashok Gehlot and others. He said Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has already announced that a BC leader would be made the first Chief Minister of Telangana. He said only Congress can ensure the development of BCs in the country. He alleged that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu was trying to mislead the BCs by promising 50 tickets for the community.