Telangana Congress leaders have lashed out at the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for not allowing Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit the Osmania University for an interaction with students.
TPCC Working Committee president and MLA Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said that the Osmania University was not a prohibited area and that terrorists were not staying there. Speaking to the media along with other leaders, he asked the government to reconsider and allow the Congress president’s meeting to be held at the varsity.
He said if necessary they would enter the Osmania University by crossing the iron fence around it. He said that it was unfortunate to deny permission when Osmania students wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi. He added that the government’s decision was an insult to the student community. He also said that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had granted a separate state for the people of Telangana and not for Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s family.
Former Minister and MLA J Geetha Reddy said that CM KCR had denied permission to Rahul Gandhi to visit Osmania University because he was scared of the Congress leader. She asked the CM to grant permission for the visit.
Former MP V Hanumantha Rao said that the denial of permission to Rahul Gandhi proved the arrogance of KCR. He added that KCR had in the past said if Sonia Gandhi granted a separate state for the people, he would clean her feet but his attitude was different now.
Opposition leader in the Assembly K Jana Reddy said denial of permission to Gandhi to visit Osmania University was a part of the state government’s conspiracy. He said that the government was also provoking some people to stop Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the university.