While Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao attacked the PM, the BJP national president Amit Shah accused the TRS of plunging the state into debt.

Is India your grandfather and fathers estate KCR takes a dig at PM Modi
news Telangana 2018 Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 08:57

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is not his grandfather or father's 'jagir' (estate). The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief made a scathing attack on Modi at an election rally in Sangareddy.

"Is India your grandfather and father's estate (jagir)? This is a democracy. How many days will you be in power?" KCR asked in his inimitable style in Telugu. The TRS leader was criticizing Modi for not allowing the state to increase reservation for tribals and Muslims.

KCR said as the population of tribals and Muslims had gone up in Telangana, resolutions were passed in the Assembly and cabinet to increase their quota. "I not only went to Delhi to hand over these resolutions but wrote 30 letters to the Centre. The Ministers also went to Delhi to meet Modi and make a request. Now they are saying they will neither do it nor allow others to do it," said KCR, referring to the recent statement of BJP President Amit Shah.

The TRS chief said Telangana can get justice only if a non-BJP, non-Congress Federal Front comes to power at the Centre.

Amit Shah’s Road Show in Hyderabad

Meanwhile, intensifying the BJP's campaign for next month's Telangana Assembly elections, its President Amit Shah conducted a roadshow in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Standing in an open top jeep, Amit Shah waved to people as a long convoy of vehicles passed through various areas in the Musheerabad constituency in the heart of the city.

BJP's Telangana unit President K Laxman, who is seeking re-election from Musheerabad, Secunderabad MP Bandaru Dattatreya, scores of BJP leaders and activists accompanied Amit Shah.

Police imposed restrictions on vehicular traffic for Shah's roadshow.

Earlier, addressing an election rally in Adilabad town, the BJP chief said that during the 2014 elections, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrashekhar Rao had promised to make a Dalit as the Chief Minister but after TRS won the elections he himself occupied the chair. "Will you fulfil your promise at least now," Shah asked the TRS chief.

The BJP leader said Telangana had a surplus budget but TRS government plunged the state into Rs 2.5 lakh crore debts.

Shah alleged that KCR was so scared of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) that he stopped celebrating Telangana Liberation Day. "If voted to power, BJP will celebrate the day on a grand scale."

Elections to the 119-member Telangana Assembly are scheduled on December 7.

(IANS)

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