Uttam has condemned the behaviour of Telangana Police and described the arrests of Congress leaders today as completely illegal. He said that the Congress leaders had a right to visit the Manjeera Dam or any other irrigation project for inspection. However, police have been acting in a partisan manner by preventing the Congress leaders from visiting those places. He alleged that the State Police has apparently turned into KCR’s personal force.
He said when police could permit leaders of the ruling party to visit project sites then why the Congress leaders were being denied permission. He said over 2,000 people participated in the inauguration of Konda Pochamma Sagar project recently by the Chief Minister. He said the lockdown norms were openly violated with the Chief Minister himself not wearing a mask or maintaining social distance. He said police should’ve booked a suo moto case or at least the Chief Minister and other participants should’ve been fined Rs. 1,000 for not nearing the masks as it is being done with common people. However, the TRS leaders were permitted to flout all rules and police have been trying to suppress the voice of opposition parties, especially the Congress party.
The TPCC Chief said that TRS leaders have embezzled thousands of crores in the name of new irrigation projects or re-designing. He said more than Rs. 1 lakh crore were spent on Kaleshwaram which did not irrigate even one acre of land so far. However, he said pending projects of previous Congress regimes were left abandoned although 80% works have been completed.
Reddy, along with MLA Jagga Reddy and other leaders were detained at BDL Bhanur Police Station in Patancheruvu constituency after their arrest.