TDP accuses Sakshi paper of publishing concocted and false stories
Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party has threatened to file a defamation case against the management of a Telugu newspaper if it continues to print concocted and false stories tarnishing the image of the party.
Reacting sharply to news published in Sakshi newspaper owned by YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy that the Telangana unit of the TDP was sending feelers to TRS for merger, TDP spokesperson Nannuri Narsi Reddy said that the newspaper was notorious in publishing false and imaginary stories. Even in the past, the paper had published that the TDP headquarters NTR Bhavan would be locked soon as TRS-TDP merger was imminent, he pointed out.
Narsi Reddy charged that Chief Minister KCR’s hidden hand was very much behind such false stories appearing in the paper. He, without naming YSRCP, pointed out that the party owning the paper had in fact had facilitated the defection of two party MLAs to TRS. While demanding the management of the newspaper to tender an unconditional apology for writing false stories against TDP, he warned that if the trend continued the TDP would have no other option but take to legal recourse.
Revanth to launch people’s movement against KCR
Meanwhile, taking a strong exception to Sakshi report, Telangana TDP working president A. Revanth Reddy has asserted that as a matter of fact TRS was his party’s enemy No 1 and it would strive hard to unseat KCR for all his misdeeds and “anti-people” policies.
Soon after returning from New Delhi, Revanth Reddy launched a tirade against TRS and KCR on Thursday. He charged that those who had sacrificed everything and took part in the Telangana movement and even lost their jobs and properties were sidelined, while KCR was amassing wealth, launched his own newspapers and television, acquired hundreds of acres to build a farm house. He reminded that KCR joined hands with the Congress in 2004 and then ditched the party and similarly in 2009 he had allied with the TDP in the name of Grand Alliance and later dumped it.
Revanth Reddy went hammer and tongs against KCR by alleging that due to his “anti-farmer” policies the distressed farmers were forced to commit suicides, failed to implement the fee reimbursement for students and playing with the academic career of the students. He also accused KCR of not fulfilling any of the promises he made in the TRS manifesto. Even the Central funds were being diverted for other schemes and the same was brought to the notice of the Union government, he added.
Revanth Reddy also announced that the Telangana TDP would begin “Praja Poru” (People’s Movement) from February 11 to expose the “misdeeds and anti-people, anti-students and anti-farmers” policies of the TRS Government and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. “Our party’s main objective is to free the Telangana State and its people from the “autocratic and dictatorial” rule of KCR”, he declared and added that there was no question of TDP trying to align, leave alone merger, with TRS.