Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Mar. 24 (ANI): Lambasting a police officer for not allowing him to hold a press conference in Hyderabad, Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao has accused Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of dictatorship, adding the people are prohibited from expressing themselves.
"I hold press conference on public issues, on how the government is treating people and what public has to say on this. I have been doing this since a long time. The dictatorship of the Chief Minister is visible which is growing every day. I did not misbehave with anybody. The government is trying to shut the voice of people," Rao said.
He further said he has informed the media a day before holding the conference.
"A circle inspector came and stopped me. He did not have the right to do so. But the Marshall told me to continue with my press conference. I asked them why I am being stopped from holding the conference and on whose order," he added.
Rao said that he is a former MLA and he has the right to hold a press conference which he has been doing since long.
"I was insulted for no reason which I will not accept," he added.
This is not the first time that Rao has got into trouble for his comments as he has been known to say controversial things in the past.
Earlier, when former finance minister P. Chidambaram praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rao had hit out at the former and said that he was doing so only because "his son is involved in corruption charges".
Last year, the Congress leader almost traded blows with a film director on live TV after India conducted surgical strikes. (ANI)