Manickam Tagore dares BJP to probe into TS Govt’s corruption

Congress leader Manickam Tagore is seen address media at Gandhi Bhavan. Also seen are Madhu Yashki, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Narsa Reddy, Ponnala Laxmaiah

AICC Incharge for Telangana Manickam Tagore on Wednesday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to order an inquiry into the TRS Government rather than accusing it of rampant corruption.


Tagore, along with TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders, was addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan. He accused Minister KT Rama Rao and his associates of following unethical practices and sought an inquiry by the Income Tax Department, Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or other Central agencies. He pointed out that the silence of the Centre suggests a tacit understanding between the BJP and the TRS. It’s like the “Dosti in Delhi, Kushti in Hyderabad”, he said.

“Why is it that any Central Minister, who comes to Hyderabad, talks only of TRS corruption when they have all the authority to order an investigation?” he asked.

He also condemned BJP for attempting to divide the society into communal lines for electoral gains. The TRS, on the other hand, was distributing money to buy votes, he alleged.

Tagore said that the Congress party’s manifesto for GHMC elections was comprehensive and promised solutions to the real problems being faced by the people. He appealed to the people to vote for the Congress party to ensure the development of Hyderabad and defeat communal, divisive and corrupt BJP, MIM and TRS parties.

Bandi Sanjay is an outsider for Hyderabad: Uttam

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President and MP Capt. N Uttam Kumar Reddy who also spoke on the occasion has strongly condemned BJP State President Bandi Sanjay for his controversial remarks aimed at disturbing the peace and communal harmony of Hyderabad.

Uttam Kumar Reddy called Bandi Sanjay an ‘outsider’ who knows nothing about Hyderabad or its history. He said Bandi Sanjay lacks political maturity and he doesn’t even understand the meaning or implications of his communal remarks. “Bandi Sanjay was a ‘chiller Corporator’ of Karimnagar who incidentally got elected as MP and even made the BJP State President. He is a complete outsider to Hyderabad and he knows nothing about the city and is trying to disturb its peace,” he said.

Also spoken are Nerella Sharada, Madhu Yashki, Bose Raju and Ponnala Laxmaiah. Earlier, the leaders paid homage to the late AICC leader Ahmed Patel by offering floral tributes and maintaining two minutes of silence at Gandhi Bhavan. Other leaders Ponnam Prabhaker, Kailash Kumar Bastia, Mahesh Kumar Goud, Zafar Javeed, Sohail Shaik, Ameer Javeed have also paid tributes.

Congress leaders are seen paying floral tributes to late Ahmed Patel who died in New Delhi today. Seen are Manickam Tagore, Capt Uttam Kumar Reddy, Bose Raju, Madhu Yaskhi, Ponnala Laxmiaha, Ponnam Prabhaker, Kailash Kumar Bastia, Mahesh Kumar Goud, Nerella Sharada, Zafar Javeed, Sohail Shaik, Ameer Javeed etc. – Photo by P Anil Kumar