Minister for Labour Chamakura Malla Reddy accused Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A. Revanth Reddy of conspiring to kill him at ‘Reddy Simha Garjana’ meeting held in Ghatkesar on Sunday evening by sending goons in the garb of participants.
“He (Revanth Reddy) sent over 100 criminal elements to the community meet in the garb of participants with the sole purpose of eliminating me physically as he has been blackmailing me for over eight years, even when we were together in the Telugu Desam Party (TDP),” Mr. Malla Reddy said addressing a press conference at his residence on Monday following the attack on his convoy.
The Minister alleged that Mr. Revanth Reddy’s grudge against him had multiplied after his (Malla Reddy’s) recent press conference where he accused the former of blackmailing him for long on lands and other issues. The Minister said his family had come up in life the hard way and he had helped Mr. Revanth Reddy even financially several times when in TDP. Mr. Revanth Reddy had planned the attack while he is on the US tour so that he could escape the responsibility, he alleged.
“The meeting was going on very smoothly but a section, the goons sent by Mr. Revanth Reddy, first started obstructing my speech, raising slogans against me, and when I was leaving the meeting after addressing it, they attacked my convoy,” Mr. Malla Reddy said and added that he would lodge a complaint against the attackers, including their leader Mr. Revanth Reddy.
The police investigation would bring out all facts behind the attack, including those behind the attack, the Minister hoped and said Mr. Revanth Reddy would be imprisoned for all his criminal activities.
He admitted that there was a strong demand at the meeting for floating Reddy Corporation as promised before the 2018 Assembly elections. Some of the speakers sought ₹5,000 crore corpus funds for the corporation to help uplift the poor among the Reddy community, the Minister noted.