Uttam questions KCR’s silence on note ban

TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Centre had failed to provide relief to the people who were affected by the demonetisation.

By   |   Published: 20th Jan 2017   12:45 am

Warangal Urban: TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Centre had failed to provide relief to the people who were affected by the demonetisation till today. He also flayed Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for backing Centre for the move.

Addressing a dharna organised by Mahila Congress at Islamia Grounds in Warangal city on Thursday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said the people had been still suffering even after 72 days.
“Though the Prime Minister promised to restore normalcy within 50 days, the government has miserably failed. People are still suffering to withdraw the cash from banks and ATMs,” he alleged. He also alleged that middle class and downtrodden sections were severely affected by the note ban.

“The agriculture sector has also been hit hard. The cultivation has come down by 50 per cent in Telangana,” he alleged. He also sought to know as to why Chief Minister Chandrashekhar was silent on the problems.

“The CM had opposed the decision soon after the announcement. But we don’t know what prompted him to be silent after his meeting with Modi,” Kumar said.

He announced that the TPCC would organise a dharna at Reserve Bank of India’s (Hyderabad branch) at Saifabad on Friday.

AICC Secretary RC Khuntia, TPCC Mahila Congress president Nerella Sharada, Leader of opposition in the Council Mohd Ali Shabbir and other senior leaders attended the meeting. Earlier, Uttam Kumar Reddy inaugurated a photo gallery of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Town Hall, Public Garden in Hanamkonda.