A few months ago, there was a period in Telangana when the media was continuously talking about drug cases in the state. TPCC chief Revanth Reddy questioned the reasons behind abruptly adjourning the ongoing case. He went to the office of the Joint Director and complained that an in-depth inquiry should be held into the drugs case. He also alleged that the government officials were behind the deference in the case inquiry. He expressed concerns over the widespread drugs in educational institutions, not just the colleges but also in schools.
“KCR keeps saying that there are no drugs in the state, but on the field level things are very different. People like KTR and Balka Suman avoid speaking about drugs because they are concerned about ruining the brand image of Hyderabad city,” said Revanth. He also questioned the reasons behind the sudden break in the investigation of the drugs case of 2017, also suspecting the unexpected transfer of Akun Saberwal.
Revanth Reddy was incensed as to why the state government was opposed to the whole drugs trial as if the ministers of their party are involved. “What is the motive behind refusing to give all the evidence to the ED at the Excise Department? The Center demanded immediate action and an independent inquiry. I complained to all the trial agencies about the drugs affair and went to the high court but the result was not forthcoming,” stated Revanth.
Revanth said, “though the government successfully raided and wiped out the Gudumba (Black Jaggery) from the Dhoolpet region, people found an alternative. They are now growing and selling marijuana. If there were 4 pubs in Jubilee Hills during the Congress rule, now there are 90.” He also criticized that people like him had to be afraid to go out at night. He questioned whether the murder of a girl in the Singareni colony was done under the influence of drugs.
Talking about the upcoming elections, he confidently said that Congress is definitely coming to power in 12 months. He declared an open war against all those who sell and spread drugs in the state, adding that he will pull them out from every corner in the city and put them in jail. “The government says it has set up a department with a thousand people, then why are they not co-operating with the ED? Punjab’s youth was destroyed by drugs, let us not turn Telangana into another Punjab. Some people from the film industry say that because of few people, everyone is getting a bad name in society.