Nov 30 (IANS): Upbeat over exit polls, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) A. Revanth Reddy said the feudal rule in the state will come to an end on December 3.
He, however, said that the Congress workers need not wait till December 3 for victory celebrations, they can celebrate it from tonight. Revanth Reddy was talking to media persons in Kamareddy after the polling concluded for 119-member Assembly. He said the fact that KCR did not come before the media like in 2018 showed that he has admitted defeat. The TPCC chief said all exit polls predicted that Congress will come to power, though they differ on the number of seats. He said instead of KCR, KTR addressed the media and threatened those who conducted exit polls. “He asked the agencies which conducted polls whether they will apologise if they go wrong on December 3. I am asking KTR if they prove correct, will he apologise,” he said and predicted that BRS will not cross 25 seats.
He alleged that KCR and his family always looked down on people and thought they would always remain in power with ill-gotten money. He remarked that KCR treated people as his slaves. He claimed that KCR shifted to Kamareddy due to fear of defeat and the people have demonstrated their political consciousness. Revanth Reddy, however, said the Congress party will be humble even in its victory and will restore democracy in the state. “Those who won are not kings and those who lost are not slaves. Victory or defeat is common in democracy,” he said. The Congress leader said unlike KCR, who suppressed democratic values, the Congress will treat the opposition with respect. He said both the ruling and main opposition parties have a key role and responsibilities in democracy. He promised that the government will promote debate in the Assembly and take the views of the opposition into consideration.
Assuring that Congress will run the government in a transparent manner, he said all sections of the people will have freedom and will get social justice. Replying to a query, he said the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will hold a meeting and take a decision on the leader as per the directions of the central leadership of the party. Revanth Reddy said his role will be decided by the party. --IANS Ms/