Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy thanked the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) for extending its support to Congress party in the bye-elections for Huzurnagar Assembly constituency.
Narayana Reddy, along with other Congress leaders, had successful negotiations with TJS President Prof. M. Kodandaram, with the latter agreeing to support Congress candidate Padmavathi Reddy in the bye-elections to be held on October 21.
Speaking to media persons later, Narayana Reddy said that the Telangana State has been facing severe agriculture, financial and health crisis. In this situation, the bye-elections for Huzurnagar seat could make a huge impact not only on the present government but also on the overall political scenario. While the TRS Government was trying to downplay the crisis, people of Huzurnagar could send a strong message to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao with their votes in favour of Congress party. Therefore, the support of TJS to Congress party at this juncture was crucial for the entire Telangana State as it strengthens the voice of opposition, he said.
“KCR has tried to ransack democratic structure by engineering defections in opposition parties. However, the victory of Congress party in Huzurnagar would revive the democracy and re-establish the importance of opposition in Telangana. I’m thankful to Prof Kodandaram and his team of office bearers for turning the bye-elections into a fight between people of Telangana with an arrogant, negligent and dictatorial government,” he said.
He hoped that the TJS support to Congress party would act as an impetus in the process of revival, survival and strengthening of democracy in Telangana State.