TRS Challenges Opposition, Calls For Open Debate On Drugs Issue:- The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders on Friday challenged the opposition party leaders for an open debate on the allegations leveled by them against TRS government and Minister KT Rama Rao on purchase of police vehicles, sand mining, drugs investigation and the Nerella arrests.
“If the opposition leaders have guts, they should produce evidence for their allegations or abstain from making such baseless allegations,” said the TRS leaders.
MLC and TRS spokespersons Karne Prabhakar refuting the allegations by the Opposition parties, accused them of resorting to goebbelsian tactics through mudslinging and expecting TRS to wash off the mud.
“Even after Minister KT Rama Rao has presented all the facts and figures along with necessary evidence through media, they have not stopped mudslinging. They have been repeatedly targeting the Chief Minister’s family personally,” said Mr. Prabhakar.
The Opposition parties were making mountain out of mole in case of the Nerella incident, stated Prabhakar. He explained that only four out of 12 arrested were Dalits and there was no question of police brutality against the accused. He demanded that the Congress leaders should apologize for driving weavers to commit suicide through their anti-weavers policies, before going to Sircilla. He advised Congress senior leader V Hanumantha Rao to learn lessons from previous experiences, else people will teach him a strong lesson that he would never recover from.
Armoor MLA A Jeevan Reddy strongly rebutting allegations on drugs case, felt that it was time to send the opposition leaders to mental asylums. He said that the lethargy of Congress and TDP leaders has led to strengthening of the drugs supply network.
“Now that the TRS government is taking measures, they are attributing their failures to us. Similar was the case of illicit liquor and the TRS government is taking strong measures against it,” Jeevan Reddy explained. He further dared Revanth Reddy for a debate on the number of pubs allowed by the TDP during its regime. He pointed out that number of bars or pubs increase as per an increase in the population.
Meanwhile, MLC Bhanuprasad asked why family members of the Chief Minister cannot have businesses. “Don’t the family members of Jana Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Sridhar Babu or Revanth Reddy have any business establishments? What is wrong if some of the family members of the Chief Minister have business operations as long as they do not obstruct government operations?” he questioned.