Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A. Revanth Reddy dismissed the claims of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao that Rythu Bandhu would be stopped if Dharani portal was scrapped, and asked whether Rythu Bandhu was not given when Dharani portal didn’t exist at all?
He said that “KCR is scared that if Dharani was scrapped, all the illegal occupation of land would be exposed and those involved would have to face the people’s wrath.” “We will scrap Dharani portal as soon as the Congress forms the government and ensure those responsible for the illegal occupation and sale of thousands of acres of land are sent to jail,” he said.
He further accused the CM of instilling fear among farmers on Rythu Bandhu and said it exposed how frightened Mr. Rao was. The Congress government will bring in changes where farmers’ lands are secured unlike the Dharani portal that was giving sleepless nights to thousands of farmers with their names missing from the list, he said.
Mr. Reddy, who was speaking to reporters after addressing the national executive of the Indian Youth Congress on Friday, said that the Dharani portal was not in the hands of the government but handled by a private agency. The information that has to be with the government is now in the hands of private persons and people should realise the danger of it. “Lands of poor farmers is now taken back by the feudal lords,” he alleged.
Responding to K.T. Rama Rao’s accusations that bringing Congress back would mean the State would go directionless, he challenged for an open debate on the Congress’ contribution to Telangana and the development done by BRS. “We will apologise if we have done anything wrong. At least we will not loot the State as BRS did,” he said. Earlier, Mr. Reddy advised the Youth Congress leaders to work with the sole aim of bringing back Congress in the country and making Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister.