‘TRS support to NDA nominee proves it is undeclared ally of BJP’

Hyderabad: TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the TRS extending support for the candidature of NDA nominee in the election for the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha has proved that the ruling party in Telangana was an “undeclared ally” of the BJP.

“The TRS support to JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election has proved again that KCR’s (Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao) party was an undeclared ally of BJP,” Reddy said.

On the visit of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Hyderabad on 13 and 14 August, he alleged that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders were resorting to “cheap tactics” to prevent a meeting of Gandhi in the Osmania University (OU).

The TRS leaders were unable to enter OU campus (due to alleged opposition from students over unemployment and other issues), he claimed.

Rahul has been invited by the Students’ Union and the OU authorities are yet to take a final decision on granting permission on 14 August, he claimed.

In his meeting at Shamshabad here on 13 August, Rahul would highlight issues concerning members of women Self Help Groups, he said.

The Congress president would address a massive public meeting at Serilingampaly in the city and speak on different issues, including the problems of those settled in Hyderabad, he said.

On 14 August, Reddy said Rahul would also have a tele-conference with presidents of nearly 33,000 polling booths in Telangana “which would be a kind of record in itself.” Rahul would also interact with industrialists.