Hyderabad: TRS working president and IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Monday filed a defamation suit in the Hyderabad City Civil Court against TPCC president and MP A Revanth Reddy for spreading lies with political malice. He also sought grant of perpetual injunction against Revanth Reddy here on Monday.
The suit is a result of various ‘baseless, scurrilous, and manifestly false statements and allegations’ made against Rama Rao by the TPCC president seeking to falsely link him with the ongoing investigation being conducted by the Enforcement Directorate against allegations of drug and psychotropic substances abuse by certain accused persons. The civil suit contends that the said investigations are being done against the said accused and as a part of investigation various persons are being examined.
The Minister stated that Revanth Reddy has been spreading false propaganda against him and using his name maliciously, though the Minister has any association or link with those being investigated for the alleged acts. The IT Minister has sought a declaration that such false statements made by the Congress Parliamentarian are ‘slanderous, libelous and constitute defamation’. He also sought an appropriate injunction against making such defamatory statements and to take down all such false statements/ accusations.
Rama Rao also sought adequate compensation to be paid for such serious and malicious acts of defamation caused by Revanth Reddy and further criminal proceedings be initiated. In a statement, he said he was confident that the court would recognise the false propaganda being leveled against him and appropriately punish the perpetrators of such malicious activities.