Telangana 2018
PM Narendra Modi had on Tuesday said, “KCR had promised to make Nizamabad into a smart city. But that hasn’t happened. Today, people are still struggling to get basic amenities.”

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that Lok Sabha MP from Nizamabad and his daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha’s constituency was facing electricity and drinking water problems. Mincing no words, KCR on Tuesday said, “Do not lie for the sake of votes. If you have guts tell people the truth,” he said in his Mahabubnagar rally, “You are a Prime Minister of the country. How can you talk like this? Being a Prime Minister, you should not lie about the Chief Minister of a smaller state.”

Challenging Modi for a debate on the development of Nizamabad, he said, “I will fly to Nizamabad right now for a debate with you.” Daring Modi and calling him an ‘ignorant’ PM, he said, “Will you apologize, if you are proven wrong? I am not Chandrababu Naidu, I am not afraid of Modi.”

On Tuesday, addressing his first public meeting in Nizamabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the constituency lacks basic development. Taking a dig at KCR of turning Nizamabad into London, he said, “He (KCR) had promised to make Nizamabad into a smart city. But that hasn’t happened. Today, people are still struggling to get basic amenities.”

He also took a jibe at the superstitious beliefs espoused by KCR and that he believed in ‘nimbu and mirchi’. Reacting to this, KCR hit back by saying, “Are you incurring any financial loss, if I perform Pujas and Yagams. I believe in God. What is your problem?”

Reacting to the allegations of Modi, Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha addressing the media, said, “Let him come for a field visit. I wonder if the PM is able to do in his constituency Varanasi what we have achieved here.”

She said, “Prime Minister Modi’s observations were totally wrong and such comments do not befit a person of his stature.”

She claimed that the Telangana government has sanctioned Rs 300 crore for Nizamabad Municipal Corporation and Rs 145 crore towards underground drainage works.