TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that people are disliking those Congress MLAs, who joined TRS in the recent past. Addressing a meeting organised at Gandhi Bhavan to felicitate the newly-elected MLC T Jeevan Reddy, who took oath as an MLC on Monday, Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Congress MLAs murdered democracy and defected to the ruling TRS.
“How can 130-year old Congress be merged with the TRS Legislature Party?” the PCC chief wondered. Alleging that the TRS is “purchasing” the Congress MLAs, he said that the Congress won in all the elections where ballot papers were used.
In the MLC elections too ballot papers were used and Jeevan Reddy won, he said. Uttam Kumar Reddy averred that the Congress would win majority seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy termed those Congress MLAs who joined TRS as “beggars”.Jaipal Reddy stressed the need to take up an agitation against the defected Congress MLAs in their Assembly segments. The agitation should be taken up in a way that the people should disrespect those MLAs, Jaipal Reddy said.