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Uttam meets Manda Krishna in Chanchalguda jail

Uttam Kumar Reddy and other Congress leaders emerging from Chanchalguda Jail on Tuesday.

Uttam Kumar Reddy and other Congress leaders emerging from Chanchalguda Jail on Tuesday.  

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TPCC chief warns government of mass agitation if cases are not withdrawn

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday met MRPS founder-chief Manda Krishna Madiga and described his detention as illegal and an attempt by TRS government to suppress human rights of dalits.

The Congress team comprising party MLA A. Sampath Kumar, ex-Minister D. Sridhar Babu, ex-MP Dr. Mallu Ravi, ex-MLC Malreddy Rangareddy, Youth Congress president Anil Kumar Yadav and TPCC general secretary Venugopal spoke to Mr. Manda Krishna in Chanchalguda prison.

Speaking to media persons after meeting the MRPS leader in jail, Mr. Reddy slammed Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for suppressing the voice of Mr. Manda Krishna, who is agitating for categorisation of SCs. He reminded that the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh Assembly and present Telangana Assembly have passed resolutions seeking categorisation of SCs.

He reminded that when a Dalit woman, Bharathi, died during a protest at Hyderabad Collectorate on November 6, the Chief Minister had made a statement in the Legislative Assembly assuring that he would take an all-party delegation to New Delhi. When the Chief Minister did nothing even after two months, Mr. Manda Krishna tried to organise a protest. But he was illegally arrested and sent to jail. After his release, he was denied permission to organise hunger strike anywhere in Hyderabad. When he wanted to sit on hunger strike at his residence, he was arrested again, Mr. Reddy said.

Mr. Reddy said that the Congress leaders also met TDP leader Pratap Reddy in the jail. He said Pratap Reddy, who contested against Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao from Gajwel in 2014 elections, had come to Osmania University on hearing the news of suicide of Murali Mudiraj as he hailed from same Dowlapur village of Jagdevpur mandal. But Pratap Reddy was brutally beaten up by the police and implicated in a false case. After his release on bail, he was again arrested and implicated in sections like attempt to murder, Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged.

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