Condemning the attack led by Telangana Rashtra Samithi Leader T Harish Rao on the residence of Information and Public Relations Minister J Geetha Reddy on State Formation Day, former minister M Mareppa on Wednesday alleged that the TRS leaders have hatched a conspiracy against Dalits not to come up in their lives.
Talking to media persons at CLP Office, the former minister demanded an apology from him for attacking Dalit minister.
Mr Mareppa also demanded that Chief Minister K Rosaiah declare that the disruptions created by the TRS were a `black day’ in the history of state celebrations. The former minister said that attacking a Minister’s residence was condemnable, and reminded the TRS that such acts of vandalism would not help in the achievement of a separate Telangana state.
Mr Mareppa stated that the Minister has discharged her constitutional duty by participating in the Formation Day celebrations. He appealed to Chief Minister K Rosaiah to initiate action against the TRS leader for attacking the Minister’s residence.
The former minister also blamed the All India Congress Committee for not recalling former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s services in the Congress Working Committee meeting held on Tuesday.
Mr Mareppa also demanded to know why he was removed from the membership of the All India Congress Committee. He wondered if the AICC was targeting Dalit leaders in particular.
He said the AICC membership was given to Zilla Panchayat presidents and others without taking into account the fact that these people had not much experience nor have they contributed substantially to the party in terms of service.