Telangana: Revanth Reddy attacks BRS for ‘helping’ BJP in LS polls

Hyderabad Desk

By Madhu Sharma

Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy on Wednesday, June 5, criticized the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), alleging that its leaders for their “action” against Congress. He claimed that BRS votes were transferred to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), particularly in the Siddipet and Medak seats. He further accused BRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) of “political manipulation”.

Like Revanth Reddy, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi also alleged that BRS “openly supported the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)” in several seats in Telangana in the Lok Sabha polls.

Revanth Reddy also said that the BRS’ vote share plummeted from 37.5 percent in last year’s Assembly elections to 16.5 percent in the just concluded Lok Sabha election. Revanth Reddy expressed satisfaction with the Congress’ performance, highlighting party leader Rahul Gandhi’s efforts through the Bharat Jodo Yatra to unify people across India.

The Telangana chief minister stated that his government has public’s approval of its governance, citing the 39.5 percent vote share in the 2023 Legislative Assembly elections and the “swift” implementation of five key guarantees within 100 days after winning the polls. The Congress also secured 41 percent of the vote and won 8 out of 17 parliamentary seats, showing an increase in their vote percentage compared to the assembly elections.

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Revanth Reddy interpreted these results as a positive reflection of the public’s contentment with their administration. The BJP’s performance was also notable, with its vote share increasing from 14 percent in the 2023 Assembly elections to 35 percent in the parliamentary elections now. The saffron party won 8 seats compared to 4 in 2019.

The chief minister also censured KCR, BRS working president KT Rama Rao (KTR) and Siddipet MLA Harish Rao for “undermining” the integrity of BRS MLAs and allegedly aligning with the BJP. Calling it, “political instability”, Revanth asked the BRS to change its approach and warned against further conspiracies.

He also called for Prime Minister Modi’s resignation, stating that the BJP’s seat count fell from 303 to 243, and that the public had rejected Modi’s leadership. Revanth Reddy reiterated Congress’ commitment to guaranteeing special status to Andhra Pradesh and resolving the state’s issues, promising intensified efforts to fulfill their electoral promises.

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