Following charges leveled by Congress against the way the Telangana government auctioned Kokapet's lands, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President A Revanth Reddy was placed under house arrest on Monday.
While Congress MP Revanth was about to leave New Delhi for attending Parliamentary sessions starting from today, he was placed under house arrest by Hyderabad Police in the wee hours on Monday.
"I was ready to go to Parliament but state government deployed Police to place me on house arrest. It happened because state government sold some properties, over 50 acres of land, to some of their relatives, party leaders, and IAS officer at undervalue," A Revanth Reddy was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
He said that he will raise the issue of alleged corruption of the Chief Minister and Krishna water dispute during the monsoon session of Parliament starting from today.
"I had warned the state government that I'll give complaint to PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and CBI Director in Delhi over this and raise the issue in Parliament. If we raise voices against state government's loot, they book us, arrest us and place us under house arrest. We'll fight against it," Telangana Congress chief.
"I have complained to the Speaker about my house arrest. In the days to come, I am going to raise this issue before the Prime Minister, Home Minister, and Parliament. I will keep working towards getting this tender cancelled," A Revanth Reddy added.
According to the police, Reddy was planning to visit Kokapeta and they took this step as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. Reddy's office said that he was to go to Delhi for the Parliament session but Police was deployed outside his house at 3 am and he was stopped from going out.
Along with Reddy, All India Youth Congress National General Secretary Anil Kumar Yadav has also been placed under house arrest by Hyderabad Police.
Reddy had alleged that government lands auctioned last week in Kokapeta are "big scam" by the K Chandrashekar Rao government.
According to Reddy, Rao has put an auction over the government lands in the state. In the e-auction that has been held, only those companies that are close to KCR have gotten the lands and none of that has been allotted to the Telangana in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
"First and foremost, I would raise the issue of corruption of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao including the land auctions of Government lands. Secondly, I would raise the issue of allotments like Railway Coach Factory, Tribal University, AIIMS, Steel factory, 4000 megawatts power project and many others that have been mentioned in the State Reorganization Act of 2014," Reddy had said.
(With inputs from ANI)