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Why is KCR silent on Kavitha's arrest, asks Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy

Addressing a press conference, Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KCR should stop these 'political dramas' and questioned as to what the PM had done for Telangana in the last ten years

PTI Hyderabad Published 16.03.24, 03:06 PM
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Describing the arrest of BRS leader K Kavitha in a money-laundering case as "soap opera," Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Saturday sought to know why former CM K Chandrasekhar Rao was silent on the issue.

Addressing a press conference, Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KCR should stop these "political dramas" and questioned as to what the PM had done for Telangana in the last ten years.

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He alleged that the BJP is trying to emerge as a champion against corruption while the BRS will play the sympathy card with the arrest.

"Former Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's family and the BJP are enacting a drama like TV serials and soap operas as far as the liquor case is concerned. The drama which has been going on for a few years has reached a climax after the arrest yesterday. What does this indicate about the arrest drama one day before the announcement of the poll schedule? They (the BJP) want to emerge as champions against corruption and these people (BRS) want to get sympathy out of it. Both are playing a strategic political ploy," the CM said, reacting to the arrest.

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday arrested BRS leader Kavitha, daughter of KCR, in Hyderabad in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to the Delhi excise policy scam case.

"Earlier they used to say that Modi would come first followed by the ED. But yesterday, Modi and ED came on the same day," he further said, adding that some agencies are acting like frontal organisations of the BJP.

He alleged that Kavitha was arrested a day before the poll schedule so that the BRS and the BJP could reap political benefits.

PM Modi held a roadshow in Hyderabad on Friday.

He said both the BJP and the BRS are resorting to "cheap political tactics" to hit the Congress party as several surveys are indicating that the grand old party will get 12 Lok Sabha seats out of the total 17.

Revanth Reddy said "if anyone tries to topple the Congress government in the state, we have our own plans (to nix them). Our government will last for the next ten years.

To a query, he said his party is against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and also abolishing reservation to minorities.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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