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Congress decries Narendra's remarks against YSR

Staff Reporter

`Municipal poll results prove support enjoyed by Congress'


  • Youth Congress workers stage dharna
  • TRS leaders resorting to mud-slinging, says DCC
  • People will teach TRS leaders a lesson



    ALLIES AT WAR: Congress workers burning the effigy of Union Minister and TRS leader A. Narendra in Warangal on Sunday.

    WARANGAL: The District Congress Committee (DCC) took strong objection to the remarks made by TRS leader A Narendra against Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

    Addressing a press conference here, DCC president G.V. Ramana Reddy said it was not proper for a person holding an important position in Union Cabinet to pass `foul remarks' against a popular Chief Minister. The repeated statements against the Congress and the Chief Minister by the TRS leaders only hurt the scores of people who have high regard for

    Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy.

    No objections

    Mr. Ramana Reddy said it was also not proper to criticise the decisions on irrigation projects as the same TRS leaders who shared Cabinet berths with the Congress in the State never opened their mouths. "Since the decisions were aimed at balanced regional development, none objected to them in the past. Just because, the TRS Ministers resigned from the Cabinet, the decisions of the Government cannot be faulted," he pointed out.

    The DCC president reminded that it was the TRS which came forward to share seats in the last Assembly elections and as a result, the Congress leaders lost the opportunity to contest. The recent municipal elections on proved the mass support enjoyed by the Congress.

    Meanwhile, hundreds of Youth Congress workers staged a dharna and burnt effigy of TRS leader A Narendra protesting his remarks against the Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy here.

    Slogans raised

    The party workers led by Youth Congress leader Naini Rajender Reddy and Mayor E Swarna and others raised slogans against Mr. Narendra and condemned his `uncharitable' remarks against the Chief Minister.

    Addressing the gathering Mr. Rajender Reddy said the TRS leaders were blaming the Congress and its leaders for no reason. Instead of setting the things right in their party, they are resorting to mud-slinging which is `unbecoming' of their part.

    "The persons holding high positions should restrain from stooping to such a low level. The people are observing and they will teach the TRS leaders a lesson if they go on hurting the sentiments of the people," he said.

    It may be recalled that TRS leader A Narendra accused the Chief Minister of trying to split the TRS and launched a scathing attack on him.

    The Congress leaders finding fault with the `foul' language being used by Mr. Narendra, virtually carried the effigy on a pier and later burnt it at Hanamkonda chowrastha here on Sunday.

    NIZAMABAD: District Congress Committee president Gadugu Gangadhar expressed surprise at the language used by Mr. Narendra at the party meeting in Warangal against Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

    Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said Mr. Narendra had crossed all limits by any measure in using the language to criticise the Chief Minister. He expressed surprise as to how a Union Minister while continuing in the Congress-led Government could criticise the Chief Minister belonging to the same party.

    Advice to TRS leaders

    Advising the TRS leaders, particularly, Mr. Narendra to desist from using unparliamentary language against the Chief Minister and the Congress leaders, he said it did not fit to the stature of the Union Minister.

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