Chiranjeevi "cheated" over Telangana: Complaint in court

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 00:30

Hyderabad: Two members of Telangana Advocates
Joint Action Committee today approached a local court, seeking
registration of criminal case against Praja Rajyam Party chief
K Chiranjeevi and 12 others for "cheating" Telangana people by
allegedly making a "u-turn" on the separate statehood issue.

The petitioners Akula Srinivas (a former PRP leader) and B
Narasimha Reddy, said in the complaint filed in magistrate`s
court that PRP leaders had extended support to Telangana
statehood in 2009 Assembly elections campaign.

PRP had also assured support during the all-party meeting
convened by the Chief Minister, said their lawyer Syed
Latifuddin.

"However, Chiranjeevi and other PRP leaders later made a
u-turn after Centre`s December 9 statement over Telangana and
instead supported United Andhra Pradesh. Due to their acts and
statements youths from Telangana region committed suicides...
besides the people were cheated," he alleged.

The complainants have sought registration of a case under
sections 417 (cheating) and 306 (abetment to commit suicide)
of the IPC.

Court has posted the matter for hearing on May 5.
Last week, another petition filed in the local court had
alleged that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and 11 others
cheated people by making a volte-face on Telangana issue.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 00:30

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