"There was no risk to KCR’s life as he was getting required fluids and nutrients through injection," Uttam alleged.

KCR faked his fast during Telangana movement state Congress chief alleges
news Politics Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 09:58

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday ridiculed the objection raised by caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the Congress party’s alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Ridiculing KCR’s contention that he had risked his life for the sake of Telangana by undertaking a fast during statehood movement, Uttam claimed that the fast was 'fake'.

Reading out an extract from what he claimed was a hospital report, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that KCR was given supportive measures through intravenous fluids and feeds for sustenance.

"There was no risk to KCR’s life as he was getting required fluids and nutrients through injection. Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila had survived for 16 years without food as she was given the same fluids and nutrients through injection," Uttam claimed. 

"After three days of fasting in Khammam, KCR did drink a glass of juice. Angry over KCR breaking the fast, Osmania University students took out a protest rally against him. Fearing more backlash, KCR had enacted the drama of fasting in Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (NIMS). KCR had only grown his beard in NIMS in the name of fasting and cheated the people," Uttam alleged.

The TPCC chief was addressing an executive meeting of the Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday. 

Uttam also said, "KCR has no moral right to question or object to Congress party’s alliance with any other party. TRS had forged an alliance with TDP in the 2009 elections and now when Congress is discussing an alliance with the TDP, KCR is calling it ‘anti-Telangana’ and other names."

"AIMIM had strongly opposed formation of Telangana till 2014. But today the same MIM is an ally of TRS. When you can ally with MIM, why can’t Congress go along with TDP?” he asked. 

Speaking to the party cadre, Uttam said, “I don’t want to see anyone in Gandhi Bhavan or at my residence to meet me. I assure that the party ticket would be directly delivered to eligible candidates at their doorstep. I will not allow any kind of lobbying or pressure tactics. You must be among people all the times and avoid all other activities for now.” 

KCR on September 6 dissolved the Assembly to pave way for early elections. The polls are likely to be held in November.


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