Congress the only alternative to BJP: Uttam

Uttam Kumar Reddy called the Congress as the ‘only alternative’ to the BJP at the Centre as neither TRS nor MIM had the power or reach to defeat BJP at the national level.

By Author   |   Published: 13th Jun 2018   10:10 pm
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File Photo: Telangana Congress president Uttam Kumar Reddy

Huzurnagar: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that only Congress party has the capability to defeat BJP and oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi from power at the Centre.

Speaking at an Iftar hosted here in his constituency on Wednesday evening, Uttam Kumar Reddy called the Congress as the ‘only alternative’ to the BJP at the Centre as neither TRS nor MIM had the power or reach to defeat BJP at the national level.

He also charged these two parties with supporting the BJP. While Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao supported all of Modi’s decisions such as demonetisation and GST apart from supporting BJP’s candidate during the Presidential elections, the MIM contested elections across the country and helped BJP win those polls by dividing secular votes, he said.

Charging the BJP with creating fear and insecurity among minorities, especially Muslims, he said people were being targeted for what they eat, what they wear and whom they marry. Lynching of individuals from the minority community was patronised by the BJP, he alleged, adding only a Congress government at the Centre would end religious discrimination.

The Iftar was attended among others by TPCC vice-president Abid Rasool Khan, ex-chairman of Wakf Board Khusro Biyabani, GHCC Minorities Department chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail and other senior party leaders.