Hyderabad, July 12 (INN): The next meeting of Coordination Committee of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) will be held in Adilabad on July 30.
The meeting is likely to be attended by AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh and other senior leaders, informed TPCC President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy in an informal chat with reporters at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday. The coordination committee meeting will be followed by a public meeting “Rythu Garjana” in the evening. He said that the Congress party would fight for the rights of farmers in Telangana State.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also informed that Karimnagar Lok Sabha Constituency-level meeting will be held in Paddepalli on July 24. He said all the Vice-Presidents and General Secretaries, who were assigned the responsibilities of districts, were doing their job perfectly and sending reports on regular basis.
With regard to land acquisition issues, he said a case was already pending in the High Court in connection with GO. M.S.NO. 123 of State Government. He said that the TPCC would review the case and would implead, if required. He also informed that the TPCC would give its presentation on irrigation projects soon and the venue was being finalised. He said Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudan Chary would be asked to permit Congress party’s presentation in Assembly as he had permitted Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao’s presentation in the past.
Speaking about new districts in Telangana, he said that the TPCC would not give its opinion on new districts and the district-level leaders would be authorised to speak on the same. He said that the State would need about 15,000 officials in case of formation of new districts. He said that the government should explain how it proposes to fill this gap.
He also informed that the case on legislators who defected to TRS was coming up for hearing on July 18. He hoped that the Supreme Court would take a serious view on defections.
When asked about the new committees for GHMC, he said that the issue was being reviewed by the Congress High Command. He said a decision was yet to be taken whether to split the committee into Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy or retain the old model of one committee for entire Greater Hyderabad.
Reacting on Gujarat BJP MLA’s allegations of secret pact between BJP and MIM, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party had exposed this during GHMC elections. He alleged that the MIM was promoting communalism to strengthen the BJP. He said people of Uttar Pradesh and other State should think whether they intend to promote BJP through MIM or support secularism. He said only Congress party was capable of fighting communal forces in the country. (INN)