Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday (July 18) finalised ‘Telangana Dalit Bandhu’ as the name of the Dalit empowerment programme to be implemented soon by his government.
The Huzurabad Assembly Constituency was chosen for piloting the Telangana Dalit Bandhu project.
Under dalit bandhu, the selected beneficiaries would get Rs 10 lakh financial assistance directly to their bank accounts.
Padi Kaushik Reddy who was Congress Huzurabad constituency-in charge and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Secretary expelled from the Telangana Congress after an alleged audio clip of him talking about his alliance with the TRS party went viral.
A purported telephonic conversation allegedly of Kaushik Reddy and an unnamed Congress local leader was leaked online on Monday, which went viral.
In the audio clip– Kaushik Reddy is allegedly heard saying that his ticket is confirmed by TRS and he would be joining the party soon.
In the audio translation of the alleged conversation, Kaushik Reddy is heard saying, “My TRS ticket has been confirmed for Huzurabad by-poll. How many people are there? Bring them all to our side and join TRS. Pay them Rs 2,000, 3000 or 5,000 for their expenses, and take care of the boys. Let them come to our side and I will take care of you”.
Soon after the leaked audio clip went viral, Congress Disciplinary Action Committee Chairman Konda Reddy issued a show-cause notice to Kaushik Reddy asking him to explain the purported audio clip and him joining TRS.
Kaushik Reddy was asked to explain whether he was indulging in any anti-party activities. Soon, Telangana Congress members voiced their opinion to suspend Kaushik Reddy.