Expelled T’gana Cong leader challenges KTR, says he will quit politics if Kavitha wins polls
Expelled Congress MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy on Friday challenged Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao and said that he would retire from politics if Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha retains her seat in the next elections.
Kavitha is the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and is also KTR's sister.
"I am challenging KTR. I will win an MLA or MP seat anyway. If you can make your sister win as Nizamabad MP, I will quit politics and never participate in politics again. I will stand on my word," Komatireddy told reporters.
He also lashed out at KTR saying that he always is on Twitter but did not get time to meet his party workers or the general public.
He also accused the Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister of not even visiting Nalgonda municipality and ignoring other municipalities in the state besides Hyderabad.
In February this year, accepting KTR's challenge, Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy announced that he and his wife and sitting legislator Padmavathi Reddy would retire from politics if the Congress did not come to power in next elections.
However, he said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao must also announce that he, along with his son Rama Rao (a minister), daughter K Kavitha (an MP) and nephew T Harish Rao (a minister) should retire from politics if Telangana Rashtra Samithi loses the elections.
He had also said that KTR's challenge only reflected his arrogance.
Last month, expelled Telangana Congress MLAs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar moved a contempt petition against state law secretary Niranjan Rao and secretary to the Legislative Assembly V. Narasimha Charyulu.
Stating that their membership to the Assembly was yet to be restored, despite orders from the Hyderabad High Court, the duo sought punishment against the two officials under the Contempt of Courts Act.
Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and SA Sampath Kumar had approached the court earlier this year challenging their suspension from the House.
The Opposition Congress members tried to disrupt the Governor's address on the first day of the budget session of the state legislature. Amid the ruckus, the Congress members threw headphones, injuring Council Chairman K. Swami Goud in his eye.
The next day, the Assembly passed a resolution expelling the two Congress members and suspending 11 others for the rest of the session.