Countering the oft-repeated claims of AICC official spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdary that she is a ‘Telangana adapaduchu’, Minister for Horticulture R. Venkat Reddy on Tuesday challenged Ms. Renuka Chowdary to prove her claims in this regard.

“She owes an answer to scores of ‘Adabiddalu’ of the district, who have been insisting on production of certificates if any by Ms. as proof of her place of birth and other relevant details in support of her claim,” Mr Reddy said in reply to a query at a press conference here.

Speaking to media persons along MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy and others, Mr. Venkat Reddy said a public meeting would be organised under the aegis of a coordination committee comprising the Ministers of Telangana region here on October 21 to thank UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for granting Telangana Statehood.

“There is a feeling among people in the district that she is anti-Telangana,” the Minister added.