Karimnagar: TPCC working president Ponnam Prabhakar alleged that the Congress had evidence to prove that there was a secret understanding between the TRS and BJP. Both the parties were misguiding people by criticising each other in the public domain, he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.
He termed as baseless the allegation by TRS leaders that the Congress and the BJP came to an understanding to prevent the TRS from capturing Karimnagar and Nizamabad Municipal Corporations. It was not possible as the Congress and the BJP had opposite ideologies. He said only the Congress was the alternative to the TRS.
The ruling party had no right to seek votes in the civic elections since the condition of municipalities was very poor and a majority of civic bodies in the State were reeling under several problems. The TRS was resorting to illegal methods and mounting pressure on opposition parties candidates to withdraw from the contest.
Talking about Karimnagar town, the TPCC leader questioned as to what local MLA and BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar had done for the town during his 11-yr tenure as a legislator. He wondered how the local MLA and Minister Gangula Kamalakar could seek votes when he had not fulfilled his electoral promise of supplying water round the clock. The development of Karimnagar town was neglected due to a conflict between Kamalakar and former Karimnagar Municipal Corporation Mayor S Ravinder Singh, he alleged.
On BJP MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s statements, Prabhakar said the MP was only trying to flare up communal tension by making controversial statements. Denying the MP’s statement that the Congress had no candidates to contest in the civic polls, the TPCC leader said the party had fielded candidates in all divisions, but it was the BJP which was short of contestants.