‘She has every right to contest the polls from the district’

Taking strong objection to the reported comments made by Minister for Horticulture R Venkat Reddy against Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdary, questioning the latter’s claim that she is an “Adapaduchu” of Khammam district, the DCC official spokesman V Shankar Rao alleged that such remarks amounted to insulting the “Adabiddalu” of the district.

Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday along with other Congress leaders, he said that Mr Venkat Reddy had no right to criticise Ms Renuka Chowdary, who is the AICC official spokesperson and a senior national leader of the party.