Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao-led TRS has alleged that Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy joined the BJP after his circle of relatives-owned corporation were given a ₹ 18,000 crore settlement from the significant government.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s party TRS has demanded the disqualification of the BJP candidate for an upcoming by using-election within the kingdom over allegations that he joined the party after bagging a coal mining agreement.
A with the aid of-election could be hung on November 3 in Munugode to fill the vacancy resulting from Congress MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy’s transfer to the BJP in August. The TRS or Telangana Rashtra Samithi alleges that Mr Reddy modified events after his circle of relatives-owned enterprise gained a ₹ 18,000 crore coal mining agreement from the critical authorities.
A group of TRS lawmakers met with Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj the day before today and advised him that Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy had admitted for the duration of a TV interview that he received the settlement while he changed into with the Congress, and that he joined the BJP quickly after.
Mr Reddy have to be disqualified, Mr Rao’s party said.
TRS operating president KT Rama Rao or KTR on Saturday tweeted the video clip and stated, “Quid seasoned Quo – open confession of the BJP MLA candidate from Munugode. His organisation gets a massive ₹ 18,000 Crore contract, and in go back he joins BJP. Likely that his brother, Congress MP might observe in his footsteps.”
KTR additionally alleged that Mr Reddy were selected as the BJP candidate for Munugode due to the fact he promised to spend ₹ 500 crore on the election.
Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy has threatened to sue KTR for defamation and for what they say her “baseless allegations” against him.
In a tweet, Mr Reddy said, “It’s time to name spade a spade. I openly assignment Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao. I am giving you 24 hours’ time. Either you prove the allegation levelled towards me approximately the quid-seasoned-quo nexus or be prepared to stand defamation.”
Mr Reddy had in advance said that his selection to enroll in the BJP turned into political and had not anything to do along with his enterprise.
The chairman of the BJP’s Munugode campaign committee, G Vivek Venkataswamy, also stated there has been nothing illegal approximately the agreement awarded to Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy’s corporation as it become the lowest bidder for the global gentle invited via the Coal India.
He alleged it changed into the TRS which robbed the state and offered numerous pricey coal mining contracts within the past.
The controversy has emerged days after Chief Minister KCR released the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), a new edition of his birthday celebration.
Taking a swipe at the Chief Minister, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said KCR changed into being guided by “tantriks” or occultists. She alleged that he stopped going to the state Secretariat and changed the name of his birthday celebration after their recommendation.
“Chief Minister KCR, on the recommendation of Tantriks, stopped going to the Secretariat, and did no longer even induct ladies for many years in his cabinet. After failing and betraying the human beings of Telangana and the Telugu language, he has now released BRS as a country wide party. The new birthday celebration is doomed to fail,” she said.
State BJP leader Bandi Sanjay Kumar has also made similar allegations in opposition to KCR. He said the Chief Minister has been acting “tantrik pujas” to win the approaching elections.