The Telangana Congress leaders are making hue and cry of the arrest of party’s working president A Revanth Reddy ahead of the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s visit to the area. The Congress leaders are condemning the arrest. The family members of Revanth Reddy also tried to find fault with the police action. Revanth himself blamed the police and the State government for the arrest.
However, when the chief minister, though interim, is visiting a place, and there are possible opposition leaders in the area, the police take them into custody as a preventive arrest. The Congress leaders in Telangana who are finding fault with the police for the arrest of Revanth Reddy should visit Andhra Pradesh once where the police arrest dozens of opposition party leaders ahead of Chandrababu Naidu’s visit.
Called as preventive arrest, it is known for every politician in the States where democracy takes back seat when it comes to leaders displaying their power. This open display of power by the politicians is more visible in the Telugu States and the preventive arrest of Revanth Reddy is to be seen this way.
It may be something new for the Karnataka Congress leader Shiva Kumar to feel shocked and surprised but this is familiar to Telugu people in the two Telugu States. No doubt Revanth Reddy has an edge over his rivals and is sure of his victory this time too. He is one of the sure winners form the Congress-led alliance and this is not the reason for the arrest.