Hyderabad: The war of words between Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy and TPCC president A Revanth Reddy continued on Saturday with the former dubbing the TPCC chief a ‘habitual blackmailer’, who did not mend his ways even after becoming the president of a political party. Addressing the the media at the TRS Legislative Party office […]
Hyderabad: The war of words between Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy and TPCC president A Revanth Reddy continued on Saturday with the former dubbing the TPCC chief a ‘habitual blackmailer’, who did not mend his ways even after becoming the president of a political party.
Addressing the the media at the TRS Legislative Party office here, Malla Reddy advised Revanth Reddy to stop blackmailing tactics and instead, focus on developing the Malkajgiri Parliamentary constituency as well as his party. “Revanth Reddy had been harassing me ever since TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu gave me the party ticket to contest from the Malkajgiri Parliamentary constituency in 2014. I took up the issue with Naidu himself, and ever since, Revanth Reddy has been harassing me. His latest antics are part of his blackmailing politics but I will not yield,” the Minister said. He said though the TPCC president tried to blackmail him by posing questions against his institutions in the Parliament, the Union government gave a clean chit in a written statement.
Malla Reddy explained that he had established the medical college at Jawaharnagar in 2012 to serve the poor in the locality. He said the hospital and the medical college were constructed after obtaining all permissions. He reiterated that he is running all his educational institutions after obtaining necessary permissions from the relevant authorities at the State and national level. He also rubbished the allegations made against him and said Revanth Reddy was making false accusations by presenting fake documents as evidence. He suggested that the latter learn to give respect to others and earn respect for himself.
The Minister ridiculed the allegations that he was availing Rythu Bandhu farm incentive for 600 acres owned by him and pointed out that all his educational institutions are spread over 400 acres which were not eligible for the scheme. He said he had never checked about the Rythu Bandhu amount deposited into his account as he was paying over Rs 2.3 crore as tax every year.
Malla Reddy pointed out that Revanth Reddy did not accept his challenge to resign from the MP’s post and contest against him from the Malkajgiri Parliamentary constituency. “He is unnecessarily dragging others into this issue. He is not in the league of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to challenge him. I am enough for him and he should respond to my challenge,” he dared, adding that the TPCC president should prove his mettle by ensuring that the Congress candidate retains deposit in the Huzurabad bypoll.
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