The MLA told the lineman that he could become the state's Power Minister or even Chief Minister one day.

Telangana Cong MLAs abusive phone call to lineman goes viral MLA had not paid bills
news Viral Friday, March 03, 2017 - 08:45

A Congress MLA from Telangana is in trouble after an audio clip of what seems to be a conversation that he had with an electric lineman, has gone viral on social media. 

T Rammohan Reddy, the MLA for Parigi, in Vikarabad district, was heard abusing Telangana State Transco department lineman D Ramesh, adding that he could become the state's Power Minister or even Chief Minister one day.

"How dare you cut power supply to the house?" he asked.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that the MLA had not paid his power bill amounting to Rs 6,000 for January before the due date of February 25.

Following this, Ramesh went to the legislator's residence to demand payment in the presence of Congress party workers.

While the MLA was not present, this is said to have infuriated Rammohan's personal assistant Ashok Reddy, who allegedly said, "Is this how you demand payment? You want to defame the MLA in presence of his partymen? We won’t pay you anything... go and do whatever you want to."

After the incident, the power to the MLA's house was cut. Following this, Ramesh received a call from the legislator who abused him for four minutes straight.

Ramesh then filed a police complaint, where he alleged that the MLA's PA had assaulted him. He did not name the legislator in the complaint. 

However, the Parigi MLA has reportedly said that he got angry as the power was cut despite his assurance that the dues would be paid. 

"I was angry because there were several complaints of power connections being cut for agriculture pump-sets and people have been seeking his attention. I have good relations with officials and they have been very cooperative. Today’s incident was due to some misunderstanding,” he was quoted as saying.

Listen to the audio clip below.

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