Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and Nalgonda MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had no role in merger of Hyderabad State with the Indian Union and accused it of misleading people on the issue of Hyderabad Liberation Day.

Addressing a press conference, along with AICC incharge R.C. Khuntia and CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka on Sunday, he advised BJP leader Ram Madhav to read history before speaking. It was the Congress which merged Hyderabad with Indian Union in 1948 and the same party granted statehood for Telangana in 2014.

The TPCC president said the public health system had collapsed in Telangana with thousands of people getting affected with seasonal and other viral diseases. The party would visit District Hospitals across Telangana on September 9 to inspect the facilities available for poor patients.

He also slammed the TRS Government for the shortage of urea. He said one farmer had lost his life while standing in a long queue and neither the TRS Government in the State nor BJP Government at the Centre took any measures to resolve the crisis.

Mr. Khuntia said a committee headed by the TPCC president would probe the irregularities in the construction of irrigation projects by TRS Government and come up with a report in the next two months. He said the same report would be submitted to the Governor and the Central Government, seeking action.

The party would launch its membership drive in the State on September 15 from Mahabubnagar and all the members would be provided with life insurance facility. The responsibility to work out the insurance scheme had been assigned to Mr. Vikramarka and former MP Konda Vishveshwara Reddy.

The Congress had also decided to organise grand celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the cadre would propagate the ideologies and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in every locality and household.

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