Telangana state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy triggered a row on Wednesday after he vowed to send caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to jail, if the Congress party was voted to power in the ensuing elections.
Accusing KCR of misusing police to target Congress leaders, Kumar Reddy said that same treatment would be meted out to KCR when the Congress party comes to power.
He was addressing a public meeting on Wednesday night at Sangareddy town to condemn the arrest of party leader Jagga Reddy in an alleged human trafficking case.
The state Congress chief asked Director General of Police Mahender Reddy to act as per law and stop discriminating against the Congress leaders.
Kumar Reddy said that Jagga Reddy, a former MLA from Sangareddy, was implicated in a fake case just before elections only due to his popularity. He said the Congress party would not tolerate if any of its members were harassed by the police.
Jagga Reddy was arrested on Monday after a suo motu case was filed against him at a police station in Hyderabad, accusing him of human trafficking
According to the police, he allegedly obtained Indian passports and US visas by submitting fake documents in the name of his family members.
He also allegedly obtained US visas for them and illegally transported them by accompanying them to the US as his family members.
KCR on September 6 dissolved the Assembly to pave way for early elections. The polls are likely to be held in November.
The opposition parties, however, opposed the conduct of polls in a hurry. They raised the issue of missing names from the voters' list.
The representatives of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) also said the time given for revision of electoral rolls under the revised schedule is not sufficient to complete the process.