Senior Congress leader DK Aruna on Sunday alleged that the ruling TRS government in Telangana was tapping the phones of Congress leaders for political gains.
Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad, Aruna said, “The TRS government is tapping phones of leaders belonging to opposition parties and an investigation must be initiated into this."
She also said that the move infringed on the freedom of expression.
The former state minister called for a press meet a day after Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao lashed out at Aruna while speaking at an event in Palamuru.
Stating that outsiders were not to blame for the lack of development in Palamuru, KTR said, "The main enemies who destroyed Palamuru are the Congress leaders from this region itself."
Referring to Aruna, KTR said, "She was Minister till recently and when water was being diverted from the region, she supported it completely. Today, she is trying to stall development works that we started."
Hitting back, Aruna said, "You have no right to speak about me. Have some shame. Your father and your cousin were both in an alliance with the earlier Congress government. During that time itself, we laid foundation stones for projects that later brought water to the region."
KTR is the son of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, while his cousin, T Harish Rao, is presently the state's Irrigation Minister. The TRS party was in alliance with the UPA-1 government at the Centre between 2004 and 2006.
"You came to power after many students martyred themselves for Telangana by playing with the statehood sentiment and now you are sanctioning projects to contractors from Andhra and earning several crores for yourself. You should be ashamed," she added.
Last week, KTR and other senior TRS leaders laid the foundation stone for a multipurpose IT and Industrial park in Mahbubnagar town to be spread across 400 acres in the district.
He attended the inauguration along with Health Minister Dr Laxma Reddy, MLA V Srinivas Goud and MP Jitendar Reddy.
Unemployment is one of the key issues in the Palamuru region and the state government also said that an industrial corridor coming up at Divitipally with provide more than 30,000 jobs directly and indirectly for locals, especially the youth.