The Congress party has found fault with Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and IT minister K T Rama Rao for calling the opposition party leaders and activists are coming to Siricilla like tourists.
In fact, KTR himself is a tourist to Siricilla. Before contesting from there, he had never visited Siricilla.
“All through his life, KTR never knew the rural life. He studied in Hyderabad and Guntur, before going to London for higher studies. After returning from abroad, he got into politics. So, he is a tourist to Siricilla. We have been regularly visiting Siricilla for ages,” senior Congress leader V Hanumanth Rao said.
VH alleged that during the KCR regime, Telangana State had turned a haven for boozers and sand mafia. KTR himself was encouraging sand mafia and it was ridiculous that he had gone to console Nerella victims, who were undergoing treatment in hospital.
He also ridiculed the government for suspending a sub-inspector leaving the Superintendent of Police, who acted as a man eater in Nerella.
He also faulted the ruling party for blaming the Opposition parties, who were raising voice over the torture of victims.
He also asked the State government as to why it failed to take action against lorry driver and owner, who were responsible for death of a person pf Nerella.
He demanded that the State government suspend the SP of Sircilla district and pay Rs 20 lakh ex gratia to the families of deceased persons and Rs 5 lakh to those who underwent police torture.