Hyderabad: The suspended TRS MLA from Korutla, Mr K. Vidyasagar Rao, has said that he was prepared to be hanged to death if he was found guilty of resorting to cross-voting in the recent MLC elections.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, the three suspended TRS MLAs, Mr K Vidyasagar Rao (Korutla), Mr Kaveti Sammaiah (Sirpur) and Mr Enugu Ravinder Reddy (Yellareddy) averred that they did not commit any mistake and voted as per the directions of the party leadership. The trio also urged the party supremo, Mr K Chandrasekhara Rao, to cause an inquiry by a committee on the allegations leveled against them. They pleaded with the party supremo to have rethinking on their suspensions.
Stating that their suspensions caused them mental agony, the three indicted leaders said that they would work for the Telangana movement under the leadership of Mr KCR.
Mr Vidyasagar Rao said that he was in the TRS since the last four years and never committed any mistake and sincerely worked for the party in deference to the wishes of the people of the region. “If I was enamored of money, I would have been in lucrative contract business. I am prepared to take political retirement if I was found guilty of resorting to cross-voting in the MLC elections. I will also commit suicide publicly if the allegation against me proved,” he added.
Mr Ravinder Reddy said that his suspension by the party politburo caused him immense pain. He said that he always obeyed the party supremo and prepared to submit resignation. He said that party politburo’s decision on misinformation campaign by the Seemandhra media, remarks of MRPS chief Manda Krishna Madiga and pressure tactics of the Osmania Students’ JAC was unreasonable. He said that they were only asking for an inquiry by a committee on the allegations.
Mr Kaveti Sammaiah said that he did not succumb to the temptation when late chief minister, Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, had offered Rs 10 crores to cross over to the ruling party. (NSS)