Hyderabad: TPCC (Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee) president A Revanth Reddy extended an invitation to A Chandrasekhar, who recently resigned from the BJP. The move was aimed at consolidating anti-KCR forces and fostering unity among opposition parties. Revanth Reddy visited the former BJP leader at his residence on Sunday, where discussions centered on the potential collaboration.
Malkajgiri MLA Revanth Reddy acknowledged Chandrasekhar’s pivotal role in the Telangana agitation, highlighting his contribution to the state’s political landscape. He also took the opportunity to criticize Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, accusing him of being involved in large-scale corruption and land acquisition controversies.
A significant announcement was made during the meeting – Chandrasekhar’s acceptance of the invitation to join the Congress party. The development was highlighted by Revanth Reddy, who revealed that a meeting under the leadership of Congress national president Mallikarjuna Kharge is scheduled for August 18. During this gathering, a declaration for the welfare of the economically disadvantaged is expected to be made.
Emphasizing the need for coalition-building, Revanth Reddy pointed out the perceived collaboration between the BRS and the BJP, underlining the importance of unity among opposition parties to address the state’s challenges and potentially bring about a change in government.
Additionally, Revanth Reddy underlined the Congress party’s commitment to advancing the interests of SC (Scheduled Castes) and ST (Scheduled Tribes) communities. The party intends to work towards increasing their reservations in proportion to the population and ensuring their rights are protected and promoted.
A Chandrasekhar also shared his concerns during the interaction, shedding light on alleged encroachments and sales of Dalit lands by the government. He advocated for granting full rights to the assigned lands meant for Dalits and tribals, expressing his belief that the Congress Party is aligned with this perspective.
The meeting between Revanth Reddy and A Chandrasekhar not only signifies a strategic political maneuver but also underscores the efforts of the Congress party to forge alliances and address pertinent issues affecting the state. The outcome of this collaboration could potentially have significant implications for Telangana’s political landscape.