Govt suppressing opposition voice: CPI

By Author   |   Published: 12th Aug 2017   7:10 pm
CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy addressing the press conference in Karimnagar

Karimnagar: CPI State secretary Chanda Venkat Reddy found fault with the State government of trying to suppress the voice of Opposition parties and people’s organisations by using police force. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Venkat Reddy condemned the attack on JAC chairman Kodandaram by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) workers. On Friday, Kodandram was attacked by TRS activists near Baswapur while he was proceeding towards Kamareddy to attend a JAC meeting.

Instead of providing security, police expressed unwillingness and asked JAC chairman to return back to Hyderabad stating that they could not provide security. If the police were unable to give security to Kodandaram, how could they provide protection to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s meetings, he questioned. Government is trying to suppress Kodandaram and other Opposition leaders as the later was exposing the government’s failure in implementation of poll promises such as three acres land to dalits, KG to PG free education, double bedroom houses, regularisation of contractor works and others assurances.  

Asking the police that what kind of cases have been registered against the TRS workers who attacked and disturbed JAC meeting, he wanted TRS workers to apologise for the incident. Referring to Nerella incident, CPI leader asked why atrocities case was not registered against Rajanna-Sircilla Superintendent of Police, Vishwajeet, who abused dalits. “Both the TRS and government is encouraging violence. Doesn’t matter which party is in the ruling, police should work independently. Otherwise, people will lose faith in the department, he said. When asked about government’s decision to fight GST in the court, Venkat Reddy extended his party’s support and advised the government to take all party delegation to the union government.  It was unfortunate to impose GST on the ongoing irrigation projects. He informed to take out bus yatra from October 5 to December 5 with a slogan of social justice and comprehensive development of Telangana.