Tributes paid to Komaraiah
Alleging that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was encouraging defections from opposition parties, Communist Party of India (CPI) national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy on Monday warned the ruling party that its move would boomerang. The CPI leader was here to attend the 70th death anniversary of Doddi Komaraiah, the first martyr of Telangana armed struggle.
Addressing a public meeting after paying tributes to Komaraiah at his native village Kadavendi in Devarapalli mandal, the CPI leader said that the Chief Minister should learn a lesson or two from Telangana armed struggle history. “During the Telangana movement, TRS used martyrs’ history to rouse passions, but refused to do justice to the martyr families,” he said.
Sudhakar Reddy said that the TRS government failed in implementing the promise of giving land to landless Dalits. “The Chief Minister promised to give three acres to each landless Dalit family in the State, but failed to implement it even after two years in office. If the government continues to follow the same polices, the CPI will soon relaunch land struggle,” he said.
“The Left parties never hesitate to fight for the poor,” he said and added that the time has come to fight against the ‘anti-people’ polices of the State and the central governments. The CPI leader said that the people, vexed with the family rule of the Chief Minister, would soon show the door to him and his party.