Senior TRS leader and Telangana minister KT Rama Rao has demanded Congress President Rahul Gandhi to take action against party's state leader Revanth Reddy for his remarks against Health Minister Lakshma Reddy.
Rama Rao on Monday tweeted that Rahul Gandhi and state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy should respond to the "cheap" utterances by Revanth Reddy.
"It is for Rahul Gandhi Ji or Uttam Kumar Reddy Garu to respond to this cheap, crass & downright ridiculous utterances towards a respectable cabinet minister in Telangana," said Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
"They were swift with Mani Shankar Aiyar's behaviour but let's see if it was selective to Gujarat elections," the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, added referring to the senior Congress leader's suspension from the party for his utterances against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Revanth Reddy, who recently quit Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to join Congress, used "inappropriate" words while criticizing the Health Minister, who is also a physician, allegedly describing him "Munna Bhai MBBS".
Laxma Reddy reacted sharply to say that "Munna Bhai" at least worked for a good cause in the movie while Revanth Reddy is like notorious thief Charles Sobhraj.
Revanth Reddy also alleged that the Minister had obtained a fake MBBS degree to become a doctor.
TRS leaders in Mahabubnagar district on Sunday lodged a police complaint against Revanth Reddy.
Other leaders of the party are also demanding the legislatorâ€™s resignation.
â€śThe manner in which Revanth Reddy is talking is not proper. People will not tolerate such language. It is getting bad name for the Congress party. The party should take action against Revanth Reddyâ€¦ We did not target him individually. He has earned money in the form of brokerage. He is misleading his own party leaders,â€ť TRS MLA G Balaraju told reporters.