On the 22nd of October, the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner.
In the letter, the Indian National Congress (INC) alleged T. Harish Rao, the Finance Minister of Telangana, of offering money to a few local INC leaders ahead of the Dubbaka by elections.
The INC requested the EC of Telangana to deploy central forces for the fair elections in Dubbaka.
According to the INC, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Government is implying all kinds of tactics including bribery to win the Dubbaka by elections.
In a letter addressed to Sunil Arora, the Chief Election Commissioner, the TPCC’s Election Commission Coordination Committee alleged that the ruling TRS party was indulging in the distribution of money and liquor on a large scale.
The letter read, “This is nothing but offering a bribe. This is a serious offence according to the election laws.”
Marri Shashidhar Reddy, the Chairman of the TPCC’s Election Commission Coordination Committee and G. Niranjan, the Convenor of the Coordination Committee said T Harish Rao seeks NRIs’ support for the TRS party candidates and also offered bribe to Laxman Goud, the President of the INC in Thoguta Mandal. They said, “He himself disclosed at a meeting in the presence of Finance Minister Harish Rao, who is also in charge of 41 Dubbak Assembly constituency by election. As per the report telecast on Telugu channels, Laxman Goud this is clearly visible.”
Marri Shashidhar Reddy and other leaders said that the lack of vision by the TRS Government made the people suffer during the flood.
Marri Shashidhar Reddy said, “In 1992, 110 lakes were demarcated and secured under the Congress government. We were able to secure lakes like Mir Alam by demolishing illegal structures, without succumbing to political pressure. But the current government has made authorities like HMDA and RERA (Real Estate Regulation & Development Act) impotent. At least now the government should stop the recording of non agriculture lands and properties under LRS.”
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders or T. Harish Rao are yet to comment on the allegations by the INC.
The Dubbaka by election is scheduled on the 3rd of November and the results would be announced on the 10th of November.
Stay tuned for further updates.