Congress senior leader, AICC spokesperson Dasoju Shravan fired on Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao saying that the death of twelve-year-old Sumedha is not an accident but murder by incompetent TRS government.
Stressing that it was GHMC’s utter negligence which took away the life of a young girl, Dasoju Shravan demanded booking murder case against Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao, GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and local Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav.
TPCC delegation led by Dr Dasoju Shravan visited Sumedha’s family at Deendayal Nagar in Malkajgiri on Sunday and offered condolences to the bereaved parents Sukanya and Abhijeet, Congress leaders toured in the area, took stock of the open nalas and inquired about the events leading to Sumedha’s death.
“It is extremely sad to know that a young girl with a bright future lost her life by falling into an open nala due to the negligence of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Is it not the minimum duty of GHMC to cover nalas or place fencing around open nalas? What is the GHMC Mayor doing? Where is the GHMC Commissioner? Isn’t this visible to Municipal Administration Minister KTR, who boasts that the TRS government has spent Rs 60,000 Crore for Hyderabad’s development? Where did all that money go? The death of Sumedha is not an accident but murder by reckless TRS Government and GHMC. The case should be booked on Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao, GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, local Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav,” fired Dasoju Shravan, speaking after meeting Sumedha’s parents.
He further lambasted Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav for making insensitive comments. “Talasani’s Srinivas Yadav commented ‘will not water overflow if the rain comes?’ Even a small kid knows that water overflows during the rainy season. We do not need a Minister to say this. This is nothing but the arrogance of power. Talasani has lost his mind. Instead of making insensitive comments and causing further pain to the bereaved parents, he should focus on improving basic amenities in the Greater Hyderabad area as a local minister,” said Dasoju Shravan.
“Hyderabad is turning into a lake even for ten minutes of rain. People are unable to come out in the rainy season. People are losing lives by falling in open nalas, manholes. Overflowing nalas, flooding of residential areas and roads, traffic congestion have become regular features. Moreover, the property tax and other charges collected in GHMC are higher than in other cities. Where is all this money going? Is it spent on developing Hyderabad or being usurped by TRS leaders?” questioned Dasoju Shravan.
Making the TRS Government and GHMC responsible for Sumedha’s death, Dr Dasoju Shravan demanded Rs one crore ex-gratia for her family.
“TRS Government should pay Rs One Crore ex-gratia to Sumedha’s family. Not just Sumedha’s family but many households in the GHMC area have suffered property damages due to recent rains. GHMC officials should visit all the affected areas and pay compensation to the affected people. Congress party will soon take up a citywide survey to assess the damage due to rains and launch a mass agitation against the reckless TRS Government,” said Dasoju Shravan.
TPCC leader and Hyderabad parliament segment in-charge Feroz Khan, Youth Congress President Anil Yadav, Malkajgiri Congress in-charge N Sridhar and others accompanied Dr Dasoju Shravan on the occasion.