Hyderabad: Condemning the statement of Union Minister for Petroleum S Jaipal Reddy on regionalism and sub-regionalism, Telugu Desam Party MLA Revanth Reddy on Monday said that the comments were evidence that Mr Jaipal Reddy is working against the interests of Telangana after being influenced by Seemandhra leaders.
Talking to media persons at NTR Bhavan, Mr Revanth Reddy alleged that it was common knowledge that Mr Jaipal Reddy had always been working against Telangana interests, but his inadvertent comments had given proof.
He advised Telangana people to boycott the Union Minister for making such anti-Telangana comments and hurting the sentiments of the people of the region.
Reacting on TDP suspended leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy’s allegation that party chief N Chandrababu Naidu had funded the `Ranabheri’ programme in Telangana, Mr Revanth Reddy stated that every meeting organised by the party would naturally be funded.
He also countered the allegations by challenging Mr Janardhan Reddy to reveal details about who was bearing the expenses being incurred to organise his Nagara.
Further sharpening his attack on the suspended TDP leader, Mr Revanth Reddy said that Mr Janardhan Reddy is being shunned by all Telangana protagonists due to his over-enthusiasm.
“Even TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convenor Kodandaram have not invited Mr Janardhan Reddy to join their party fold due to his dictatorial attitude,” the MLA alleged.
He asked Mr Janardhan Reddy why he had boycotted a meeting called by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram after the submission of Justice Srikrishna Committee Report and why he was now seeking a letter from Mr Naidu on Telangana.(INN)