TDP voices concern over attacks on Indians in US


Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party today expressed grave concern over the increasing “racial attacks” on Indians in USA and urged the Indian government to mount pressure on the Donald Trump administration to ensure full safety of the expatriates.

“Our politburo discussed the issue and expressed grave concern over the growing racial attacks in the US. We have decided to raise this issue in Parliament and exert pressure on the US government through the Centre to provide full protection to non-resident Indians and non-resident Telugus,” TDP politburo member and MLA Kalva Srinivasulu told reporters.

He was speaking after their meeting at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s residence this afternoon.

The CM would write to the Prime Minister in this regard, he said.

The TDP’s reaction comes in the backdrop of the fatal shooting of software professional Srinivas Kuchibhotla at Kansas in the US on Wednesday night.

Kuchibhotla’s colleague Alok Madasani was also injured in the shootout.

The parents of both Srinivas and Alok reside in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, another member of the politburo, Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, said the TDP has decided to mount pressure on the Centre to accord legal sanctity to the promises made to Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation.

The TDP also decided to extend its support to the idea of holding simultaneous elections to state Legislatures and Lok Sabha, he said.